One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she stopped to do her bootlace up’
fasten, tie, tie up, lace, knot, make a knot in, tie a bow in
make fast, secure, bind, tighten
2‘he's had his house done up’
renovate, refurbish, refit, restore, redecorate, decorate, revamp, make over, modernize, improve, spruce up, smarten up, brighten up, prettify, enhance
fix up, vamp up, give something a facelift
British tart up, posh up
North American rehab
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