apple sauce n.2
(orig. US) flattery, insincere talk, cheek, impudence.
|Edwardsville Intelligencer (IL) 14 Sept. 4/4: The Flappers’ Dictionary [...] Apple sauce: Flattery.|
|Professor How Could You! 137: After I had done my song-and-dance (apple-sauce) about the bitters [...] he turned me down cold.|
|Hazell and the Three-card Trick (1977) 189: He’d [...] dived straight in and he’d kept the balls in the air. At fifty-three? I should have half his apple.|