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spiff something up

to polish and groom something very well; to make something clean and tidy. See if you can spiff this place up a little. I will spiff up the room a little.
See also: spiff, up

spiffed out

Sl. to be dressed in one's finest clothes and well-groomed. He got himself all spiffed out for the wedding reception. Man, are you ever spiffed out!
See also: out, spiff

spiffed up

dressed up, groomed, and polished up nicely; clean and tidy. See if you can get yourself a little spiffed up before we go out to dinner. We wouldn't want the Wilmington-Thorpes to think you only have one suit. The house doesn't have to be too spiffed up for the Franklins. They are used to clutter.
See also: spiff, up

spiff up

v. Slang
To make attractive, stylish, or up-to-date: The owners spiffed up the old storefront. I found my old bike and spiffed it up.
See also: spiff, up

spiff

n. extra money paid to a salesperson to sell certain merchandise aggressively. (see also push money.) The manufacturer supplied a little spiff that even the store manager didn’t know about.

spiffed out

mod. nicely dressed up; decked out. I like to get all spiffed out every now and then.
See also: out, spiff

spiffed up

mod. dressed up, brushed up, and polished up nicely. See if you can get yourself a little spiffed up before we get to the front door. We wouldn’t want the Wilmington-Thorpes to think you only have one suit.
See also: spiff, up
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Fahrenheit 9/11'' moviemaker and self- proclaimed slacker Michael Moore was exceptionally spiffed up Monday night for his appearance on ``The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
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Now it will be spiffed up to provide a vital facility for the Downtown tourist trade.
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Once it's spiffed up, it will be sent to a 4-year-old Down syndrome patient named Pedro, who lives in Boaco, Nicaragua, about 50 miles from Managua.
All right, you knuckleheads, get spiffed up for the zaniest awards show ever to hit the small screen.