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1.
A turd polisher is someone who trys to fix or improve somthing that is beyond help and definatly not worth fixing.
jac is a proffesional turd polisher he repairs ford pintos
by arm the homeless August 15, 2005
 
2.
trying to take an object that is obviously shitty and hopeless, and trying to refurbish it.
a man trying to put crome on an '83 camaro
would be called a turd polisher.
by badger wood June 30, 2005
 
3.
One who makes the best of a bad situation. Originally used around TV newsrooms to describe a photog or reporter who writes or shoots the shit out of a crappy assignment.
Give the "cat in the tree" story to the turdpolisher. He'll do it right.
by rick portier September 06, 2006