do (something) up brown

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do (something) up brown

To do something to the maximum degree or with the maximum effect or impact. Of course she decorated the room beautifully for the birthday party—she does everything up brown. I never have much success with plants, but I really did it up brown this time, killing every single thing I planted.
See also: brown, up

do something up brown

to do something just right or with great effect.(Fixed order.) Whenever they put on a party, they do it up brown. He was determined to cause a scandal, and he really did it up brown.
See also: brown, up