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  1. shoeshinenoun

    a shiny finish put on shoes with polish and buffing

    "his trousers had a sharp crease and you could see your reflection in his shoeshine"

  2. shoeshinenoun

    the act of shining shoes

    "he charged a dollar for a shoeshine"


  1. shoeshinenoun

    The act of polishing shoes.

  2. shoeshinenoun

    The shiny finish on shoes that have been polished.


  1. shoeshine

    A shoeshine is the act of polishing and cleaning shoes to improve their appearance, typically by applying wax or polish and then buffing it to a shine. It can also refer to the profession or service that provides such cleaning and polishing typically offered in public places such as train stations or airports.


  1. Shoeshine

    Shoeshine is a 1946 film and the first major work directed by Vittorio De Sica. In it, two shoeshine boys get into trouble with the police after trying to find the money to buy a horse.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoeshine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoeshine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of shoeshine in a Sentence

  1. Arthur Miller:

    Nobody dast blame this man. For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to the life. He don't put a bolt to a nut, he don't tell you the law or give you medicine. He's a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back -- that's an earthquake. And then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you're finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.

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