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