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English definition of “mutton dressed as lamb”

mutton dressed as lamb

UK informal disapproving
a way of describing an older woman who is dressed in a style that is more suitable for a younger woman: Do you think this dress is too young-looking for me? - I don't want to look like mutton dressed as lamb.
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