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noun [countable/uncountable]     lipstick pronunciation in British English
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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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    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.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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