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gussy someone or something up

Rur. to dress someone or something up; to make someone or something fancy. She gussied the kids up for the wedding. See if you can gussy up this room a little before folks get here.
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gussy up

v. Slang
1. To dress someone in special or fancy clothes. Used chiefly in the passive or with a reflexive: We were gussied up in ball gowns. I gussied myself up for the party.
2. To add embellishing details to something in order to make it more attractive: The chef gussied up the meat loaf with a truffle sauce. The decorators gussied the room up for the ceremony.
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A job for Gussy with New Labour - or possibly even Hearts - must surely follow.
They could have gone to the BBC and said they'd walk if Gussy was sacked, but I'm ashamed to say they didn't.
She says: "I'm a life-long tennis fan and last October I heard that Gussy was going to be evicted from her home.
Having a realistic goal also is important when looking to gussy up a home.
Gussy is getting by on social security and she needs to survive.
lThe victory of Gussy Marlowe (Clive Brittain/ Michael Roberts) in the Musidora at York results in 1,000 Guineas winner Shadayid being shortened to 7-4 for the Oaks.
Be sure to gussy it up with fresh whole or sliced strawberries - or even whole fresh raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream.
Certainly owning a home, or consistently renting an apartment in the same location for a decade, can also gussy up your credit history.
Frank Cardoza plans to gussy up his miniature schnauzer in a cowboy outfit - even if Stogey isn't thrilled about it.
To gussy up sundaes, use sauces such as hot fudge, caramel, pineapple, berry or other fruits, butterscotch or dulce de leche.
Gussy up the back yard or garden with plants and flowers and perhaps a gazebo or an arched trellis, enhancements you can enjoy later.
If ham is playing a starring role in your Easter celebration this Sunday, here are a few delicious, easy, tried-and-true glazes to gussy it up along with a few tips.
Transfer them to your own serving dishes and gussy them up with watercress, parsley or fresh herb garnishes or whipped cream (for desserts).
Definitely a time-saver, use the glaze to baste vegetables, fish, meats or poultry on the grill or to drizzle atop already cooked meat, poultry or fish or gussy up plates.
Be sure to garnish the top with chocolate cake or cookie crumbs to resemble dirt, then sprinkle with assorted colored candy gummy worms and gussy up by planting a bunch of colorful silk flowers in the center.