Meaning of “put the roses (back) into sb's cheeks” in the English Dictionary

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"put the roses (back) into sb's cheeks" in British English

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put the roses (back) into sb's cheeks

informal

If something puts the roses back into your cheeks, it makes you look healthy, especially after an illness:

A brisk walk will put the roses back into your cheeks.

(Definition of “put the roses (back) into sb's cheeks” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)