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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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-- In an attempt to capture consumers resistant to paying full prices in upstairs dinnerware departments, Studio Nova has spiffed up its housewares dinnerware and glassware with more formal looks.
Irving Berlin's tunes--"Anything You Can Do," "They Say That Falling in Love Is Wonderful"--are all spiffed up like fleshly polished gems.
Now it will be spiffed up to provide a vital facility for the Downtown tourist trade.