to "spit-shine"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Mar 3 01:27:51 UTC 2007

Amazingly not in OED, which lacks the noun as well:

  1967 in Bill Frey _Letters from 'Nam_  (N.Y.: Warner Books, 1992) 23: You wouldn't recognize your spit-shined Paratrooper.


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