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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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"Small wonder that aluminum is the most popular of all outdoor furniture materials." For those who are happy with their existing patio furniture frames but bored with the look, Horne adds this tip: "You can spiff up your existing sets for spring with new cushions or even by adding a new umbrella."
Not only have they remastered the original music, but they have added outtakes, B-sides, and other miscellany to each CD, plus they have made an effort to spiff up the liner notes.
Of course, I agree that more artwork would certainly spiff up the piece, but there are proscriptions, both editorial and practical, that come into play here.
A work party will be held today to spiff up Spencer Butte Trail.
After nine years of helping folks remodel their homes, Home Depot in Eugene is about to spiff up its own store.
Over the past few years, North Eugene resident John Aarons has watched grocery store chains spiff up their stores in south and northeast Eugene.