(sometimes lowercase) .
[kil-bah-suh, keel-] /kɪlˈbɑ sə, kil-/
noun, plural kielbasas, kielbasy
[kil-bah-see, keel-] /kɪlˈbɑ si, kil-/ (Show IPA)
a smoked sausage of coarsely chopped beef and pork, flavored with garlic and spices.
a traditional garlic sausage of Eastern European origin
1951, from Polish kiełbasa “sausage” (Russian kolbasa, Serbo-Croatian kobasica); perhaps from Turkish kulbasti, “grilled cutlet,” literally “pressed on the ashes.” Or perhaps, via Jewish butchers, from Hebrew kolbasar “all kinds of meat.”
- Polish the apple
Try to win favor through flattery, as in It may help your standing with the boss if you polish the apple. This expression gave rise to the phrase apple polishing. The idiom alludes to the practice of schoolchildren bringing their teacher the gift of a bright, shiny apple. [ c. 1920 ]
noun 1. a wheat, Triticum polonicum, grown chiefly in S Europe, N Africa, and Turkestan.
1. . 2. .
[pol-it-byoo r-oh, poh-lit-, puh-lit-] /ˈpɒl ɪtˌbyʊər oʊ, ˈpoʊ lɪt-, pəˈlɪt-/ noun 1. (often lowercase) the executive committee and chief policymaking body of a Communist Party. /ˈpɒlɪtˌbjʊərəʊ/ noun 1. the executive and policy-making committee of a Communist Party 2. the supreme policy-making authority in most Communist countries n. “highest policy-making committee of the U.S.S.R.,” 1927, from […]