lipstick - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    a coloured substance in the form of a small stick that women put on their lips, or a stick of this
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  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    put lipstick on a pig to make small changes to ssomething very bad in an attempt to make it look a bit better

    His mission was to put lipstick on a pig, to prettify what remains a dire situation in the public finances.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/06/2013