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window dressing

1. literal A decorative display in a window, typically the window of a store. When my mom and I go shopping at Christmastime, we always check out all the pretty holiday window dressings!
2. figurative Something that makes a person or thing look or seem better than it really is. To me, this new policy seems like window dressing to woo new employees. You say that you've changed, but how do I know it's not just window dressing to make you seem like less of a jerk?
See also: dressing, window

dress someone down

to bawl someone out; to give someone a good scolding. The drill sergeant dressed down the entire squadron for failing inspection. I'm really late. I know my parents will dress me down when I get home.
See also: down, dress


a harsh scolding. The boss gave the entire sales crew a powerful dressing-down for missing their forecast.

dress down

to wear informal clothes I dress down if I know I'm just going to be moving boxes of documents at work.
Usage notes: often said about wearing informal clothes at work
See also: down, dress

dress somebody down

also dress down somebody
to tell someone angrily what they have done wrong She dressed him down in front of a large group of his co-workers. He dresses down players on their performance in the games.
See also: down, dress

dress down

1. Scold, reprimand, as in The sergeant will dress down the entire unit. In the 15th century the verb dress alone was used in the sense of "punish," down being added several centuries later. It also gave rise to the noun dressing down for punishment with blows or words. For example, The teacher gave the girls a severe dressing down.
2. Wear informal clothes, as in It's best to dress down for a party like a barbecue. [Mid-1900s] For the antonym, see dress up.
See also: down, dress

dress down

1. To scold or reprimand someone: The teacher dressed down the students for arriving to class late. My parents dressed me down for being rude.
2. To wear informal clothes, befitting an occasion or location: I dressed down for the casual party.
See also: down, dress
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On similar lines, another research titledGlobal Medical Dressing Market to 2019 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation, and future outlook for medical dressings in the world and in the top 10 global countries.
This way, the user can easily find out when to change the dressing.
A highly decadent dressing - excellent for making men and salad-shirkers eat their green stuff because it tastes awesome.
Pour enough of dressing over grated vegetables to moisten them.
When the researchers found that enzymes in the honey broke the emulsion by attacking the starch that was used to thicken the dressing, they came up with a new formulation that used xanthan gum as a thickening agent, which they then used in all the dressings, she said.
Tests show that the dressing is appropriate for applications where the spread of infection is a concern and moisture management is required, such as the securement of IV catheters.
Amar comments "Mary Berry's Light Salad Dressing is absolutely aligned with the health conscious shoppers' desire for a low-calorie dressing that can deliver the quality flavor of a full fat dressing.
The development and use of advanced wound care dressings enhances the body's natural defenses and healing processes to improve healing outcomes and contributes to improved patient comfort.
In 29 (66%) of the cases, the HemCon[R] dressings were used after failure of traditional dressings such as gauze Kerlex[R] and pressure dressing such as an ace wrap.
Ditto for dressings like Blue Cheese or Caesar--often from the refrigerator case--that have cheese, eggs, or other dairy ingredients.
Some brand dressings contain as much as 573 calories and 63 grams of fat - a woman's daily recommended fat intake is 70g.
A recent study found that the type of salad dressing used determines whether the carotenoids in the salad are absorbed.
Historically, the primary dressings placed on the site of an auricular hematoma have included the tie-over dressing (made of gauze, cotton, sponge, or another material), Aquaplast thermoplastic material, (3,4) transcartilaginous sutures, gauze with tape, and simple bandages.
SPOP--OTC BB) has announced the introduction of new Refrigerated Organic Dressings & Dips.