|cut a dash
||If a person cuts a dash, they make a striking impression by their appearance and attractive clothes.
Wearing his uniform, my grandfather cut a dash on his wedding day.
||If you deck out someone or something, you dress or decorate them in a special way.
Paul decked out his car for the occasion.
|dressed to kill
||When someone, especially a woman, is dressed to kill, they are wearing very fashionable or glamorous clothes intended to attract attention.
She arrived at the reception dressed to kill.
|dressed up to the nines
||Someone dressed up to the nines is wearing very smart or glamorous clothes.
Caroline must be going to a party – she’s dressed up to the nines.
|down at heel
||A person who is down-at-heel is someone whose appearance is untidy or neglected because of lack of money.
The down-at-heel student I first met became a successful writer.
|face like a bulldog chewing a wasp
||To say that someone has a face like a bulldog chewing a waspmeans that you find them very unattractive because they have a screwed-up ugly expression on their face.
Not only was he rude but he had a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp!
|face only a mother could love
||This is a humoristic way of saying that someone is ugly or unattractive.
The poor guy has a face only a mother could love.
|face that would stop a clock
||Someone who has a face that would stop a clock has a shockingly unattractive face.
You’ll recognize him – he’s tall and thin, with a face that would stop a clock!
|five o’clock shadow
||This expression refers to a patch of stubble on the face of a man who hasn’t shaved for at least a day.
He looked tired and had a five o’clock shadow.
|not a hair out of place
||To say that someone does not have a hair out of place means that their appearance is perfect.
Angela is always impeccably dressed – never a hair out of place!
|look a sight
||If a person looks a sight, their appearance is awful, unsuitable or very untidy.
She looks a sight in that dress!
|look like a million dollars
||If you look like a million dollars, you look extremely good.
With a tan and a new hairstyle she looked a million dollars!
|mutton dressed as lamb
||This expression refers to a middle-aged woman who tries to look younger by dressing in clothes designed for younger people.
The style doesn’t suit her – it has a mutton-dressed-as-lamb effect on her!
|(all) skin and bone
||If someone is all skin and bone, they are very thin or too thin.
After trekking in the Himalayas, he was all skin and bone.
|thin on the top
||If someone, usually a man, is thin on the top, they are losing their or going bald.
Dad’s gone a bit thin on the top in the last few years.
|(as) ugly as sin
||This expression is used to refer to people or things that are considered to be very unattractive.
Have you seen the new neighbour’s dog? It’s as ugly as sin!
||This term is a humoristic way of referring to someone who is not very tall.
High shelves are difficult for vertically challenged shoppers.