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gussied up

Dressed or decorated fancifully or attractively, especially in a showy, garish, or tawdry manner. You sure got gussied up for the occasion! A tuxedo and everything! Samantha's always going around town all gussied up in those tacky dresses and cheap makeup.
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gussy up

1. To improve one's appearance, as by wearing fancy clothing and/or make-up. In this usage, a noun, pronoun, or reflexive pronoun can be used between "gussy" and "up." Why are you all gussied up? Is your boyfriend coming to visit today? I need to gussy myself up for the big event tonight.
2. To add something to something to make it fancier or more appealing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "gussy" and "up." This room is so plain. How can we gussy it up for the big event?
See also: up

gussied up

Rur. dressed up fancy. All the girls got gussied up for the dance, but the guys wore their regular clothes. Mary really got gussied up. She even curled her hair.
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gussy someone or something up

Rur. to dress someone or something up; to make someone or something fancy. She gussied the kids up for the wedding. See if you can gussy up this room a little before folks get here.
See also: up

gussied up

Also, all gussied up. Dressed up, as in Dana loves to get all gussied up and go to a fine restaurant. The origin of this expression is not clear, though possibly it relates to the earlier use of the noun gussie (derived from a proper name) for an effeminate man. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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gussy up

v. Slang
1. To dress someone in special or fancy clothes. Used chiefly in the passive or with a reflexive: We were gussied up in ball gowns. I gussied myself up for the party.
2. To add embellishing details to something in order to make it more attractive: The chef gussied up the meat loaf with a truffle sauce. The decorators gussied the room up for the ceremony.
See also: up

gussied up

(ˈgəsid...)
mod. dressed up in one’s best clothing. (Folksy.) I like to get gussied up and go out on the town.
See also: gussied, up
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Fern leaves her new pet in the barn, home to the farm's other livestock including Ike the horse (Redford), Samuel the sheep (Cleese), and Gussy and Golly the geese (Winfrey, Cedric The Entertainer).
Fern leaves her new pet in the barn, home to the farm's other livestock including Ike the horse, Samuel the sheep, and Gussy and Golly the geese.
It features such all-star voices as Oprah Winfrey as Gussy and Julia Roberts as Charlotte, the spider who befriends Wilbur the pig and tries to save him from becoming a roast pork dinner.
Liberal advocacy groups, meanwhile, dismiss CSR as toothless self-regulation designed to gussy up the tattered image of investor capitalism"
Indeed, the Port Authority is aiming to bring in high-end new tenants such as Wholesale Foods and Target and existing tenants will be expected to gussy up to keep in line.
THE Scurra has penetrated the circle of friends who are helping former tennis player "Glamorous/Gorgeous" Gussy Moran, 81, sell her knickers.
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There's really no way to gussy it up: Worcester poet Bill MacMillan is reading poetry for 24 hours straight, beginning at 7 p.
To win, just tell us which animal either John Cleese or Oprah Winfrey voice - Samuel the S -- or Gussy the G -- respectively.
OUR award for Trier of the Week goes to the Church of Scotland's senior media relations officer, Gussy Alamein, who sent us a press release breathlessly announcing a 10-day visit to the Presbytery of Lothian by the Moderator.
CHIT-CHAT at Wimbledon yesterday focused on former tennis sensation Gussy Moran - the first player to flaunt "shocking" underwear - who is having to sell her famous, frilly knickers to make ends meet.
And taking over would have been disloyal, because Angus - or Gussy as I like to call him - is a very good friend.
Painting is invoked by Beecroft and her apologists to gussy up what is really lame performance, which succeeds because it's one night only, so most people never see it.
Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom, who made his American debut with the disappointing "Derailed," tries to gussy up the material with camera tricks.