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spit and polish

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspit and polishspit and polishinformalCLEAN when something is thoroughly cleaned and polished It was Christmas, so Ellen gave the dining room a little extra spit and polish. spit
Examples from the Corpus
spit and polishShe and Ellen between them had turned out the dining-room, giving it extra spit and polish because of Christmas.A little spit and polish, and a pair of determined, busy hands.After the inevitable nil-nil draw it's back to the management section for some between-match spit and polish.
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