a fresh lick of paint

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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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