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To make yourself look more attractive



to take care of your appearance by keeping your hair, body, and clothes clean and neat

tidy up

to make yourself look better by washing your face, brushing your hair, etc.

smarten up

if you smarten up or smarten yourself up, you make yourself look neat and clean



to spend a lot of time trying to make yourself look more attractive by arranging your hair, putting on make up, etc.



to spend time making small changes to your appearance, especially in front of a mirror

look your best

to look as good as you can

doll up

to make someone or yourself look attractive for a special occasion

tart up

if a woman tarts herself up, she tries to make herself look more attractive, for example by wearing nice clothes. This expression is often used for showing that you think a woman has made herself look less attractive.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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