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A complete transformation of the appearance of someone or something.‘win one of our special pampering makeovers’
- ‘Suffice to say, they are makeover shows in which the makeover includes plastic surgery.’
- ‘Burnley is getting an image makeover as part of efforts to improve the town.’
- ‘Offer your superb services: stocking sponges, cleaning brushes and helping with makeovers.’
- ‘But, really, it's not about extreme makeovers, it's about tweaking.’
- ‘A television makeover team has completely transformed a bedroom in a Clacton family's home.’
- ‘Once they get to Hollywood, they all bond, laugh, giggle about their love for steak, hug, cry, and get makeovers.’
- ‘The main difference between us and them is that we are doing makeovers in real life.’
- ‘No new makeovers around here, just fixed a few minor layout problems in the stylesheet.’
- ‘But there's endless unease about species improvement by genetic makeovers.’
- ‘Some makeovers succeed: the second Ocean's 11 with George Clooney was far more fun to watch than the Frank Sinatra original.’
- ‘Why do identity changes and corporate makeovers bring out the worst in otherwise exceptional business leaders?’
- ‘The station's interior has had a makeover to improve access with a stairlift to the main platform.’
- ‘Three East Lancashire railway stations will get makeovers in a bid to protect the long-term future of the area's train services.’
- ‘Galleries two and four have been transformed in as radical a makeover as you could have hoped for.’
- ‘But last year it dished out almost 100 manicures, pedicures and makeovers to children aged six to 16.’
- ‘Earlier this year, two troubled Japanese companies grabbed headlines when they tapped women to lead corporate makeovers.’
- ‘Some teens bury their heads beneath sofa cushions while Jenny Jones gushes about teen makeovers on television.’
- ‘They transformed the appearances of a number of lucky shoppers who had won makeovers and new wardrobes.’
- ‘Nothing demonstrates more clearly that women are seen as changeable creatures than the makeover.’
- ‘In order of importance, here are the upcoming makeovers: an editorial redefinition and a major redesign.’
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