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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Greg Wise in the spiffing spoof Hospital tonight - a right carry-on with doctors and nurses.
This is a time of year when many of us "spring clean" and "re-do," and Catawba Furniture Mall has also done its share of spiffing up for 2003.
Thanks to that spiffing wheeze, every measly pound saved on wages means another 10 quid lost to the Revenue.
An excellent cast take us to Grange wood School for Young Ladies in 1927 where the arrival of Daisy, ex-East Ender Carly Hillman, as the first state school scholarship pupil sets the scene for snobbery, rotters, jolly gals and spiffing adventures.
There's a jolly spiffing spy thriller on offer at the Belgrade Theatre and it's ruddy marvellous.
He's done us proud - and is a spiffing bloke as well.
They gave up the rat race to run an allotment and appeared to have a spiffing time.
She's a certain Mrs Rita Henderson by name and she also used to dance and sing a lot,in the company of a Mr Kite, when the phenomenon that was the 1960's was at its height and jolly spiffing she'd look in her more traditional livery of yellow and blac k.
On Wednesday, they installed handicap-accessible ramps, hauled in the portable toilets and generally finished spiffing up the place for the four-day event that will open tonight in celebration of the city's rich Western heritage.
But not even they could prevent good old Jeremy becoming a spiffing pain in the backside.
The Rodius is fitted with SsangYong's spiffing new e-Xdi 2.
But hey, the PM had a spiffing wheeze to get the girlies back on side.
WHAT a spiffing yarn this is as stiff-upper-lipped Englishman Richard Hannay becomes accidentally caught up in a dangerous spy ring and is pursued across Scotland by murderous agents.
MAINTAINING their reputation for well-staged traditional Christmas entertainment, the Warwick students tackle an absolutely spiffing story with style and enthusiasm.
Other new twists include presenting three Los Angeles shows in Spanish, giving Santa a larger role in the show, spiffing up the costumes and making it ``snow'' inside the theater.