wearing nothing but a smile

wear nothing but a smile

1. To smile beamingly, especially for a long period of time. I can tell that Mike is the one. I've been wearing nothing but a smile since we got together. A: "How is Tom holding up?" B: "Remarkably well. He's worn nothing but a smile, despite how tough the situation has been for him."
2. To be completely nude (not necessarily smiling). The advertisement gained national attention for featuring a woman wearing nothing but a smile. Apparently there are a few beaches in the region where you can wear nothing but a smile.
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wearing (nothing but) a smile

tv. naked. This doll came on stage and within ten minutes she was wearing nothing but a smile.
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Team captain Kevin Brown and prop Eorl Crabtree braved the elements to pose in the cold, wearing nothing but a smile and specially made rugby Sport Relief socks.