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).
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.
Later that afternoon, Haile is all gussied
up in a fine blue suit, with a stiff white collar and a tie like a migraine headache.
And the only person brave enough to answer questions is reliable Michael Dunford, the deliverer -as ever -of extremely bad news gussied
up as a uniq ue opportunity to go forward.
Out of the box and on the floor, perhaps gussied
up with a red ribbon or bow, the caddies attract attention, something sorely needed in upstairs silver departments.
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?