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Definition of "spit-and-polish" []

  • Paying much attention to outward appearance (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "spit-and-polish" in a sentence
  • "Although Russian armed forces suffered from severe funding shortages and morale problems in the early years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the parade put forth the image of a spit-and-polish and vigorous military, with an emphasis on discipline and precision."
  • "Instead, I look at my story and ask myself if that little piece I think could use a bit more spit-and-polish is really necessary."
  • "The mere appearance of these spit-and-polish redcoats raised the question of relative rank that annoyed Washington and his officers."
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