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giggle like a schoolgirl

To giggle or laugh uncontrollably because of something silly, immature, or embarrassing. Dirty jokes like that always make me giggle like a schoolgirl! I was so flustered when Dean started flirting with me that I was giggling like a schoolgirl by the end of our conversation.
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schoolgirl complexion

Very clean, healthy, unblemished, youthful skin. All of these beauty products try to convince you that they'll give you a schoolgirl complexion, but it's all a total con job. What's your secret for keeping that schoolgirl complexion of yours?
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schoolgirl complexion

Fresh, glowing, unblemished skin, as in She's fifty but she still has her schoolgirl complexion. This expression, alluding to the beauty of young skin, was invented for an advertising campaign for Palmolive Soap, which ran from about 1923 through the 1930s and claimed to preserve one's schoolgirl complexion.
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schoolgirl complexion, a

Beautiful skin and coloring, without lines, wrinkles, or other signs of aging. This term owes its origin to the advertising campaigns for Palmolive soap, an American product. Allegedly the soap would give or preserve “that schoolgirl complexion,” a slogan used from about 1923 through the 1930s. An earlier version was peach-bloom complexion, used by Emerson in an 1860 essay (Conduct of Life: Beauty) and surviving in a still current term, peaches-and-cream complexion.
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DETECTIVES investigating the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross arrested a second man on suspicion of murder.
Specialist police divers in black wetsuits and breathing apparatus were taking it in turns to comb the west London waterway where the schoolgirl was last spotted 13 days ago.
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THE house where schoolgirl Tia Sharp was murdered and hidden in the loft is being demolished.
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People all over the world are praying for the recovery of Malalai Yousufzai, a 14-year-old Pashtun Pakistani schoolgirl, who was shot in the head by Pashtun Pakistani Taleban gunmen for speaking out for girls' education.