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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The Prime Minister, who often appears as if he has a deep sun-tan, paid out pounds 1,840 to look his best for TV appearances and press conferences.
Vanity can overcome every one of us at one time or another--even a blowfish sometimes wants to look his best for the sleek-finned ladies.