Here’s an episode about getting fancy! From time to time we all have to dress up for a special occasion, and so we may need to use these expressions. There are a few expressions we can use to talk about someone who is dressing more formally than they normally do. How do you feel about getting all gussied up? Or would you rather dress down?
What is a Member?
|Harp:||You don’t have to be wearing a ball gown to use this expression.|
|Maura:||Right. Especially for women, they do their hair and they do their makeup, but for guys too, they might get a haircut or do their hair a special way. They might also pay extra attention to shave their face.|
|Maura:||When I think of this expression, to get dolled up, I always think of dolls.|
|Harp:||Yes, exactly. Because for a doll, you can dress them up and put new, fancy clothes on them.|
|Maura:||Right. And dolls normally look pretty and cute, so I make that connection when I think of this expression.|
Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:
|To dress/to dress up/to dress down||To get dolled up|
|Fancier/more fancy||The final touch(es)|
|To get all gussied up||A girls’ night out|
|To head out||It’s a plan|
|You going for work?||To take someone up on something|
|To get decked out||Back in the day|
Podcast/ Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Photo: Hot Beauty Spot