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tart yourself up

UK informal disapproving or humorous
verb uk phrasal verb with tart   /tɑːt/ us    /tɑːrt/
to try to make yourself look more attractive by putting on make-up, jewellery, and fashionable clothes: She's still in the bathroom, tarting herself up.
Translations of “tart yourself up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打扮得妖艷俗麗,打扮得花枝招展…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打扮得妖艳俗丽,打扮得花枝招展…
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