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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.
Translations of “mutton dressed as lamb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 扮俏(或裝嫩)的婦女…
in Russian молодящаяся женщина…
in Turkish kokona, kart taze, kart piliç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扮俏(或装嫩)的妇女…
in Polish z tyłu liceum, z przodu muzeum…
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