do (something) up brown(redirected from done up brown)
do (something) up brown
To do something skillfully or effectively. This is a set phrase. 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.
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.