Perhaps it's a Welsh man thing, this desire not to dress a proposal up in hearts and flowers, like wanting your lamb shoulder joint roasted plain and simple, not gussied
up with garlic and rosemary and goodness knows whatever else Continental nonsense.
While the piece is well crafted and gussied
up with some rather pretty music, it is far from memorable.
Gribbens was bought out last year by a Kitchener-based farm equipment dealer, renamed and gussied
Peter was gussied
up with a jewel-encrusted cover over its papal tiara--the three-tiered imperial crown that had been discarded by Pope Paul VI as too triumphant.
From "all gussied
up" to "zoot suit", each entry offers plain, no-nonsense information about the history and usage of each phrase (or the best known theories of the phrase's origin).
She is so adorable, in her little camouflaged nest all gussied
up with lace and yarn.
I'm the girl who always had pretty much stock guns, never gussied
anything up, never felt a need for anything customized or 'specially mine.
One of the tropes of New Journalism was itself the attachment of the word "New" on some phenomenon or personality that had gussied
itself up with fern plants or sideburns or a listener-friendly vocabulary, and thus had changed sufficiently enough to warrant a fresh article in a stylish magazine or newspaper section: "The New Nixon," for example.
To see the children all gussied
up in their finery--beautiful white dresses for the girls, natty black suits for the boys--sets my heart to sinking.
Stephanie and Vicki gussied
up Abby; Yvonne and Tam worked on Rachel; and Nancy and Lannie decorated Virginia and Wendy as Kelly labored on Susan.
It's also easy to dismiss them, despite their authoritative beauty, as glamorous tourist entertainment gussied
up for proscenium stages.
Many acoustic guitar recordings of original compositions sound like old folk licks all gussied
up, but this set by Peter Finger sounds fresh and original, as if the guitar just happens to be his instrument.
Not surprising for a consciously transpartisan document - the very first line boasts, "We come together as citizens of diverse beliefs and differing political affiliations" - the authors' "recommendations" largely consist of banal truisms gussied
up in pretentious and often comically tentative language.
Is this gussied
gossip from an ivy-covered, ebony soap opera?
After several decades of assuming that love gets gussied
up in a wide variety of cultural costumes and may not even exist in some non-Western societies, many psychologists now argue that romantic love blooms in all corners of the world.