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Beauty/Appearance related Idioms

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Today's set of idioms are related to beauty or appearance. We're sure you will find them useful when describing people you know, or when talking about fashion or style in general :)

1. cut a dash - to make a striking impression by having a very positive appearance and wearing attractive clothes.

E.g. My dad cut a dash at my cousin's wedding last summer. He looked very elegant!


2. deck out - to dress or decorate something/someone in a special way.

E.g. We deck out the house every Christmas!


3. dressed to kill - if someone is dressed to kill, he/she is wearing very fashionable or glamorous clothes intended to attract attention.

E.g. Kelly was dressed to kill at the office party. We couldn't take our eyes off her!


4. down at heel - to have an untidy or neglected appearance, due to lack of money.

E.g. He's looking really down at heel... Is he going through a rough time?


5. not a hair out of place - to have a perfect appearance.

E.g. Sophia is always looking smart and groomed - not a hair out of place!


6. look a sight - to look awful, unsuitable or very untidy.

E.g. Oh dear, what's wrong with you? You look a sight this morning!


7. look like a million dollars - to look extremely good.

E.g. Matthew looked like a million dollars with his new hairstyle, tan and designer suit!


8. all skin and bone - to be very thin or too thin.

E.g. I can't believe how much weight she's lost... She's all skin and bone!


Now, choose the right idiom to complete each of the sentences below:

  • 1, Tom was at the Fashion Awards party. Everyone complimented him on his choice of outfit!
  • 2. I always the day after a night out.
  • 3. Martin is . He really needs to put on some weight.
  • 4. You whenever you wear that red dress and matching shoes.
  • 5. Andrew will his car as soon as he receives its new accessories.
  • 6. We all looked pretty when we were students.
  • 7. Mary at the university ball, in her long silk gown. She looked absolutely stunning!
  • 8. She's got 4 kids, yet she always looks so neat and stylish... !