a (new) lick of paint

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a (new) 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 new 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 lick of paint, and it will be as good as new. The video game remake is really just the original game with a new lick of paint—the exact same mechanics, story, enemies, and environments, but with lovely new HD graphics.
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a lick of ˈpaint

(informal) a coat of fresh paint: All this house needs is a good clean and a lick of paint.
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Now it has been smartened up with a new lick of paint and artwork, thanks to young people involved in local youth projects, run by the council's Services for Young People team.
The centre off Ferry Road received a new licK of paint and had its outdoor climbing structure revamped thanKs to volunteers and staff members.
WORK is due to begin next week on giving Rhyl's street furniture a new lick of paint.
IT'S enough to put the wag back in any dog's tail when his kennel gets a new lick of paint and looks as good as new.
Armed with pounds 80 worth of paint, a ladder, brushes and a lot of stamina, the mother of six gave her mid-terrace home in Links Road, Radford, Coventry, a new lick of paint.
Reaside Community Centre, in Ormond Road, has had a new kitchen and carpet fitted, security fencing installed and a new lick of paint.
# NEW LOOK Paintsprayer Keith Gapper gives The Waterfront restaurant a new lick of paint. Left, owner John Milsom.
Forgettable 1987 comedy Adventures In Babysitting will get a new lick of paint as a vehicle for US singer Raven Symone.
We'll be spending more on a new lick of paint instead, as one in three plans to redecorate, compared with one in four last autumn.
And the chief targets for a new lick of paint are the main bedroom, followed by children's rooms, the bathroom and sitting-room.