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addaword.gifdefinition of put lipstick on a pig

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to make small changes to sth 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 09:26:00
Definition of put lipstick on a pig from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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