Meaning of “mutton dressed as lamb” in the English Dictionary

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"mutton dressed as lamb" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “mutton dressed as lamb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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