spit shine

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Mar 4 19:05:19 UTC 2007

Searches of both Cornell's and Michigan's "American memory" fail to find a single example of "spit shine" _or_ "spit and polish."

  I'm starting to think that the latter used to be far more common in Britain than the U.S., with most American exx. taking their cue from English writings about the Great War.


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