[ US /ˈʃuˌʃaɪn/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈuːʃa‍ɪn/ ]
  1. the act of shining shoes
    he charged a dollar for a shoeshine
  2. 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
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How To Use shoeshine In A Sentence

  • Another threat to his business, he explained, are customers who work in Midtown or Wall Street, where the shoeshine men are willing to shine your shoes at your desk. A New Yorker Who Shines
  • I was most beautifully stitched up by a shoeshine man at the famous Galata Bridge in Istanbul on the calm morning before the storm of Wednesday night.
  • No one wants an overpriced shoeshine and he must feel he's losing a certain sale because he begins to shine Ames shoes, even though she said no.
  • The heavily made-up young woman knelt before prison administrators, giving them free shoeshines.
  • A sister-in-law who preceded her in the shoeshine business spent a week teaching her the trade. A New Yorker Who Shines
  • If he were really aware he would remember him for who he really was, the twelve year old grandson of a retired shoeshiner.
  • To aid the cause, father Mick, a one-time bootmaker, dusted off his cobblers kit and set to work repairing boots and shoes at the town's Trades Hall building, with Shorty as his ‘shoeshine boy’.
  • In Shoeshine, two boys, displaced by the war's aftermath and obligated to shine the shoes of American soldiers for money, are caught with stolen goods and sent to a reformatory.
  • His trousers had a sharp crease and you could see your reflection in his shoeshine.
  • The setting is one of abject poverty and misery, yet the upbeat caption tells us that even victims of disaster need a good shoeshine.
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