One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dress someone up, especially in an elaborate or impressive way.‘Agnes was all done up in a slinky black number’
- ‘She was poked, prodded, and pinned until she was done up in one of the most elaborate gowns she'd ever worn.’
- ‘A group of teenage girls got on, all done up in glitter, crop tops and tight jeans.’
- ‘‘You don't look so bad yourself,’ Heather replied, realizing that Martha was done up.’
- ‘Lizzy and Jane were done up nicely if discreetly.’
- ‘I decided she needed to go out clubbing and did her up in a cute punk style.’
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