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primp up

To make someone, something, or oneself appear more visually attractive or appealing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "primp" and "up." My sisters wanted to primp me up for my date, but I told them I was happy with how I looked. The real estate agent wants us to primp up the house a bit before we put it on the market. She said she wanted to primp herself up before going out, but she's been in there for nearly an hour.
See also: up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

primp (oneself) up

to get dressed up; to fix oneself up by combing, brushing, adjusting, etc. Let me stop in the powder room and primp myself up a bit. I have to go in here and primp up.
See also: up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Her mother in particular, thought her that beauty is not achieved by primping up or doing things that would enhance her external features.
All that primping up you do at the start of a relationship is exhausting.