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English definition of “dress/look/act the part”

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dress/look/act the part

to look suitable or behave in a suitable way for a particular situation: If you're going to be a high-powered businesswoman, you've got to look the part.
Translations of “dress/look/act the part”
in Chinese (Traditional) 穿得/看起來/做得很得體…
in Chinese (Simplified) 穿得/看上去/做得很得体…
(Definition of dress/look/act the part from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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