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- To appear confident.
- 2015 February 21, Radnor, Abigail, “How I get ready: Beverley Knight”, in The Guardian:
- You’ve got to fake it until you make it. It’s an oldie but a goodie, because it's true. Many people worry about walking into a room full of strangers, but you have to style it out, appear confident. Everyone will fall for it, and suddenly the reality takes over and you are confident.
- (Britain) To pretend not to be embarrassed; to deny that an embarrassing thing ever happened.
- 2011 April 29, Hudson, Polly, “Advice for Kate Middleton: If anything goes wrong, style it out...”, in Daily Mirror:
- Emergency: One trips while being taken up the aisle.¶ Solution: Style it out. Turn that tumble into a dance move, and keep it up all the way to the altar.
- 2012 December 12, “Not so cool now! Kate Moss tries to style it out after tripping over her heels during mid-morning stroll with husband Jamie Hince”, in Daily Mail:
- 2015 October 27, Fletcher, Harry, “Watch BBC newsreader Joanna Gosling style it out after missing her cue”, in Digital Spy:
- Is this the smoothest newsreader ever? Joanna Gosling more than made up for missing her cue on BBC News this morning (October 27) with a suave recovery. Gosling was late to start her report, but styled it out with a smooth "belated good morning".
- (deny embarrassment): play off