Once you have the garment on, it is covered in the baby powder both inside and out, so it essentially has to be polished.
Even his many critics concede that Mr. Blair turned in a polished, assured performance, after his shaky (contrived or not) start.
Tester is not the most powerful senator in Washington, and he's far from the most polished.
His manner is jovial, and stories are told with polished assurance: part performer, part toff.
Where Gossip Girl was polished and chic, NYC Prep was awkward and forced.
Youd have preferred him to start with mahogany and polished brass.
Uncle Bill removed his spectacles and polished them deliberately.
He sat in an alcove, by a large, polished window of the club.
Jimmy polished his stein and a tumbler and poured for the two of them.
It had a smooth, polished skin, which shone and glistened in the moonlight like the back of a whale.
early 14c., polischen "make smooth," from Old French poliss-, present participle stem of polir (12c.) "to polish, decorate, see to one's appearance," from Latin polire "to polish, make smooth; decorate, embellish;" figuratively "refine, improve," said to be from Proto-Indo-European *pel- "to thrust, strike, drive" (via the notion of fulling cloth). The sense of "free from coarseness, to refine" first recorded in English mid-14c. Related: Polished; polishing. Slang polish off "finish" is 1837, from notion of applying a coat of polish being the final step in a piece of work.
1590s, "absence of coarseness," from polish (v.). From 1704 as "act of polishing;" 1819 as "substance used in polishing."