look (one's)/its best

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look (one's)/its best

To have the best possible appearance, as from having been groomed, dressed, or prepared. It's important to look your best when you're going in for a job interview, or else they may not take you seriously. I'm sorry the house doesn't look its best for your visit. I've been so busy with the kids that I haven't had a chance to clean.
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look your/its ˈbest

look as attractive, neat, etc. as possible: The garden looks its best when all the flowers are out.
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References in classic literature ?
It was a picture of a young woman in a long white gown, standing on the rail of a bridge all ready to jump off, with her hair all down her back, and looking up to the moon, with the tears running down her face, and she had two arms folded across her breast, and two arms stretched out in front, and two more reaching up towards the moon -- and the idea was to see which pair would look best, and then scratch out all the other arms; but, as I was saying, she died before she got her mind made up, and now they kept this picture over the head of the bed in her room, and every time her birthday come they hung flowers on it.
"I can't think what witchery it is in you, Maggie, that makes you look best in shabby clothes; though you really must have a new dress now.
The boy tried to damp their ardour for the outrigger, and showed them two or three very comfortable-looking boats of the family-party build, but those would not do at all; the outrigger was the boat they thought they would look best in.
In fact, we think almost all trees look best with warm white or multi-coloured lights.
I Can Fly and Harvestfortheworld look best of the others from the classic generation in the field.
To gain some insight into what type of dress Markle might choose or what design would look best on her, International Business Times spoke with two costume designers - Tina Fiorda and Rafaella Rabinovich - who worked with the actress on her (http://www.ibtimes.com/where-watch-meghan-markles-hallmark-movies-online-when-theyre-not-tv-2620844) Hallmark Channel films , "When Sparks Fly" and "Dater's Handbook," respectively.
They look best when planted en masse - and are stunning partnered with old-fashioned roses and in a natural-style prairie scheme of ornamental grasses, asters and rudbeckias.
She looked sleek in a see-through Alexander Wang top and cropped trousers but it's probably a look best left to teenagers.
Larger types look best at the back of a border, fringed by late-flowering clematis.
Or you might look best in navy, green and mauve (3).
it can either be used to draw attention and create an experience with the brand--or how it can simulate the effects of a product on a person (what color eye shadow, lipstick, foundation, etc.) will look best on a raw portrait with no makeup.
They aren''t figure-flattering so look best with skinny jeans or short dress and black tights.
These look best with quirky dresses and feminine silhouettes.
In tight Coast Or floaty Monsoon Knowing there'll be others but Wishing "I look best" Hats hide Fascinators fascinate No expense spared Hoping Classy elegance.
Wearing a flattering women's coat can be simple if you know which clothing and accessories will look best. But the trench can be a tricky look to pull off.