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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HAVING spent a vast amount of taxpayers' money on the 'improvements' in St George's Square, is the council going to give it a chance to look its best on the August debut day or are they going to allow the garish and cheap-looking posters to remain in place on the former building society?
Len Mitchell was on hand to make sure the grand bell, the largest in Britain after St Paul's Cathedral, would look its best.
That said, if you want to make the tree look its best and last as long as possible, remember to keep the water reservoir in the stand topped up - they consume a lot of water, especially in heated houses!
The city will need to look its best as experts from 12 European countries visit Cardiff, on Monday, July 24, as it represents the UK in the prestigious Europe-wide Entente Florale.
This is also the time when your home will look its best ( with attractive gardens, bright paintwork and sunshine pouring in your windows to cheer your rooms.
The home you'll be thinking about buying will also look its best ( so don't be taken in by a pretty garden on a sunny day.
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"Everything from bronzes to metallic chocolate." The key to making brown look its best? Says Pasqua, "Shape your nails like short, squared-off ovals that don't extend past the tips of your fingers.
A building's entrance is the focal point where prospective tenants form their first impression of your property, so it must look its best. The only way to ensure this is with consistent, professional cleaning and maintenance.
gardens tribute Scholes-born Roy Castle (right) and the Methodist church (above); one of the 20 gardens on the trail (below) getting ready Hilary Deakin has been busy making sure her garden in Chapelgate, Scholes, will look its best
Liverpool will be welcoming millions of visitors during the next few years in the build up to and during Capital of Culture year in 2008 and our city needs to look its best.