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spiff sb/sth up

US informal
verb uk phrasal verb with spiff   /spɪf/ us  
to make someone or something look more stylish, or cleaner and tidier: He's really spiffed up his wardrobe since he started his new job.
Translations of “spiff sb/sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 將…裝扮一新, 把…打扮得整齊漂亮, 打扮…
in Chinese (Simplified) 将…装扮一新, 把…打扮得整齐漂亮, 打扮…
(Definition of spiff sb/sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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