a fresh lick of paint

a fresh lick of paint

1. A fresh coat or application of paint. We'll have this place ready for you to move into in no time—spruce up the garden, wash the windows, and slap on a fresh lick of paint, and you'll be good to go!
2. A refurbishment of something's aesthetic appearance. The car is a little busted up on the outside, but it still runs perfectly fine. It just needs a fresh lick of paint, and it will be as good as new. The video game remake is really just the original game with a fresh lick of paint—the exact same mechanics, story, enemies, and environments, but with lovely new HD graphics.
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Krasnodar, meanwhile, have only strengthened with Marcus Berg and Remy Cabella adding a fresh lick of paint to an attack featuring prolific 33-year-old Ari.
John also proved a dab hand at decorating - helping to give the care home a fresh lick of paint.
If you can't afford to replace the door, make sure it looks its best by giving it a power wash or a fresh lick of paint.
In the garage, it can be cleaned or rubbed with oil as necessary, or given a fresh lick of paint.
The revamped retailer will have a fresh lick of paint as well as other vital repair work.
I'm a little concerned that this effort to reduce the costs of the development will result in simply no transformation at all - merely the same, decaying buildings, poor accessibility and non-existent street pattern, albeit with some garish cladding, a fresh lick of paint and a few more flower tubs dotted about here and there.
Six staff from the national law firm's Colmore Row office grabbed paintbrushes and rollers to give a fresh lick of paint to Hanwood House, in Leopold Street, Highgate.
WOULD-BE buyers are more impressed by a home bristling with hi-tech gadgets than they are by a fresh lick of paint.
Dozens of children and members of the Friends of Library Gardens group also donned aprons and rubber gloves to help paint the green benches, and to give goalposts a fresh lick of paint.
Volunteers were joined by Scotland internationals Ali Price and Jamie Bhatti as they gave the Anchor ground a fresh lick of paint and good clean-up.
A CONTROVERSIAL village roundabout will get a fresh lick of paint to try to prevent an accident.
Now the building has been given a fresh lick of paint after a successful application from Rev Davidson, who is the project leader.
Bright colours can transform a room, above, and dining rooms can handle deep inky blues, below CHOOSING COLOURS: Consider the function of the room carefully, above, and give a tired room a fresh lick of paint, below