look (one's)/its best

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look (one's)/its best

To groom, dress, or prepare oneself or something to have the best possible appearance. 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!
See also: look

look your/its ˈbest

look as attractive, neat, etc. as possible: The garden looks its best when all the flowers are out.
See also: look
References in classic literature ?
I want to look my best," I said, "and I have sent for you to help me.
Is it a crime to try and look my best when YOU come here?