One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘you look as though you could do with something to perk you up’
cheer up, liven up, brighten up, make more cheerful, make more lively, make happier, raise someone's spirits, give someone heart, give someone a boost, give someone a lift, revitalize, invigorate, energize, enliven, ginger up, put new heart into, put new life into, add some zest to, put some spark into, rejuvenate, refresh, vitalize, vivify, wake up
informal buck up, pep up, zhoosh, zhoosh up
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