to curry favor with someone, especially in an obsequious or flattering manner.
to curry favor with (someone).
(informal) a sycophant; toady
To flatter and pamper in order to gain personal advantage; curry favor; brown-nose, SUCK UP TO someone: He started apple-polishing the captain as soon as he got on board
see: polish the apple
stewed to a soft pulp and sometimes sweetened or spiced with cinnamon. Slang. nonsense; bunk. Contemporary Examples Ferguson has coated the aspirin, his financial tutorial, with applesauce. Inside Job: Hard Lessons Through Pretty Pictures Randall Lane October 14, 2010 Typically, latkes are served with either sour cream or applesauce. Mouth-Watering Potato Pancakes Jacquelynn D. Powers […]
Johnny (John Chapman) 1774–1845, American pioneer and orchardist: prototype for character in American folklore.
- Apple strudel
noun a baked dessert of apples, spices, and raisins in a flaky or phyllo pastry Examples I have never dared to venture into making real, original, traditional Viennese apple strudel. Word Origin 1923; fr German apfelstrudel Usage Note cooking Historical Examples Who enters Ceiner’s is prepared to dine from barley soup to apple strudel. Americans […]
- Apple sucker
a small homopterous insect, Psyllia mali, originally of Europe, that is a serious pest of apple crops.