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(all) spiffed out

Dressed in nice clothes and groomed well, typically more so than usual. You need to be spiffed out for this event tonight—a nice shirt and tie at the very least I like getting all spiffed out for a night on the town.
See also: out, spiff

spiff up

To make someone, something, or oneself appear more visually attractive, appealing, or fashionable. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spiff" and "up." They spiffed up that ramshackle old building—it's so hip and modern looking now! Tommy and Sarah are going to help spiff me up a bit before my date.
See also: spiff, up

spiffed up

Made to look more attractive, fashionable, or appealing. I like how spiffed out this place looks since you guys took over. I like getting a little spiffed up for a night on the town.
See also: spiff, up

spiff something up

to polish and groom something very well; to make something clean and tidy. See if you can spiff this place up a little. I will spiff up the room a little.
See also: spiff, up

spiffed out

Sl. to be dressed in one's finest clothes and well-groomed. He got himself all spiffed out for the wedding reception. Man, are you ever spiffed out!
See also: out, spiff

spiffed up

dressed up, groomed, and polished up nicely; clean and tidy. See if you can get yourself a little spiffed up before we go out to dinner. We wouldn't want the Wilmington-Thorpes to think you only have one suit. The house doesn't have to be too spiffed up for the Franklins. They are used to clutter.
See also: spiff, up

spiff up

v. Slang
To make attractive, stylish, or up-to-date: The owners spiffed up the old storefront. I found my old bike and spiffed it up.
See also: spiff, up

spiff

n. extra money paid to a salesperson to sell certain merchandise aggressively. (see also push money.) The manufacturer supplied a little spiff that even the store manager didn’t know about.

spiffed out

mod. nicely dressed up; decked out. I like to get all spiffed out every now and then.
See also: out, spiff

spiffed up

mod. dressed up, brushed up, and polished up nicely. See if you can get yourself a little spiffed up before we get to the front door. We wouldn’t want the Wilmington-Thorpes to think you only have one suit.
See also: spiff, up
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