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spit-shine

[ spit-shahyn ]
/ ˈspɪtˌʃaɪn /
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noun

a shoeshine in which a fluid, such as water, saliva, or lighter fluid, is used to impart a high gloss.

verb (used with object), spit-shined, spit-shin·ing.

to give a spit-shine to.

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