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give (something) a face-lift

To refurbish or improve the appearance of something. Wow, you really gave this room a face-lift—it looks fantastic! We're hoping to use these funds to give our school a much-needed face-lift over the summer.
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give something a ˈfacelift

improve the appearance of something, for example a building, room, etc: We’ve given our offices a facelift — new furniture, new lighting and a new carpet.The whole street needs a facelift.
A facelift is an operation to lift and tighten the skin on your face in order to make you look younger.
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