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mutton dressed as lamb

UK informal
an older woman who wears clothes that would be more suitable for a young womanKinds of womenMen and women
Translations of “mutton dressed as lamb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 扮俏(或裝嫩)的婦女…
in Russian молодящаяся женщина…
in Turkish kokona, kart taze, kart piliç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扮俏(或装嫩)的妇女…
in Polish z tyłu liceum, z przodu muzeum…
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