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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* E ARE renowned for being the best looking city in the country - nowhere else in the country spends as much time and effort on ensuring we look our best every day.
Mr Kaplan, 53, from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, said: "All we wanted was to look our best."
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And in our rush to look our best, some parents are using and quite simply, abusing, their children.