spruce up

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From spruce + up. More at spruce.

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spruce up (third-person singular simple present spruces up, present participle sprucing up, simple past and past participle spruced up)

  1. (idiomatic) To dress or arrange smartly, elegantly, and neatly
  2. (idiomatic) To refresh, revamp; to freshen or improve something, especially its appearance
    Fresh paint and some new curtains would do a lot to spruce up this dark room.

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