For Palin, of course, Israel also offers a chance to burnish her famously weak foreign policy credentials.
Sandoval has also managed to burnish his image with a patina of integrity in the scandal-scarred Silver State.
At this point, it is the only way for the Brothers to burnish their revolutionary credentials.
This means that even women who are not employed in factories will get the chance to burnish career-building skills.
In 1961, Kennedy took a Latin American trip to burnish credentials for a 1962 Senate bid.
In the early spring, both parties began to burnish their armor for the first encounter in New York.
The burnish was gone from every part of the landscape, and a mild twilight reigned.
Carve, burnish, build thy theme, But fix thy wavering dream In the stern rock supreme.
Their first care was to burnish up their armour and their weapons.
Let him get up a specialty for those five minutes and burnish it till it shines.
early 14c., from Old French burniss- present participle stem of burnir, metathesis of brunir "to shine, gleam, sparkle" (trans.), "to polish, make sparkle, make bright, shine," from brun "brown; polished," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German brun, Old Norse brunn "bright, polished; brown;" see brown (adj.)). The connection to "brown" might be explained if the original objects in mind were wooden ones. Related: Burnished; burnishing.