smarten up

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Synonyms for smarten up

dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion

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One parent said: "You can't have a teacher telling a pupil to smarten up if they look like they've just fallen out of a hedge.
But at the same time we have to smarten up because if we want to be pushing towards automatic promotion that's the task and you can't do that unless you're streetwise and smart.
So we know how important it is to smarten up our act and get back playing to our best, starting against Castleford tonight.
But top House of Lords official Black Rod, Lieutenant-General David Leakey, said police will smarten up for the Queen.
R Stornoway Smarten up bookies The worst dress-code offenders are some of the bookies.
TAXI drivers at John Lennon Airport have been ordered to smarten up by bosses fearful of visitors' first impressions of Liverpool.
These accessories never go out of style, are truly versatile and useful and can add a whimsical flair or dramatic touch to smarten up your everyday look.
Regulars had feared that the brewery would want to smarten up the Sun where jukeboxes, fruit machines and pool were banned but a brewery spokesman said: "The Sun is a very special pub and we intend to keep it as it is.
The memorial to 19-year-old David Pattison, who suffered from a rare condition and died in April, is a reminder of his tireless work for other disabled youngsters and a symbol of efforts to smarten up the Westgrove shopping area, in Westlea, Seaham.
Ecumenically, it was not my job to tell them to smarten up and be like us.
Hopefully, the public will smarten up and demand the people's legislators actually earn their pay by solving the people's problems.
Rocker James Dean Bradfield has been told to smarten up his act by his new wife
THE bank that pioneered ``dress down Friday'' in the UK has told staff to smarten up.
Staff sent out flyers to tenants in advance to let them know that a variety of activities were planned to smarten up the neighbourhood.
She descends from the 1978 Temple Stakes dead-heater Smarten Up, who later found enduring fame for the late Bobby Kennard as the dam of 1989 July Cup and Nunthorpe Stakes winner Cadeaux Genereux, later an influential sire.