face\ lift

n. phr.
1. A surgical procedure designed to make one's face look younger.

Aunt Jane, who is in her seventies, had an expensive face lift and now she looks as if she were 40.

2. A renovation, a refurbishing.

Our house needs a major face lift to make it fit in with the rest of the neighborhood.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • face´-lift´er — face lift «FAYS LIHFT», noun, verb. –n. 1. an operation to tighten the skin of the face to remove wrinkles, fat deposits, and otherwise change the features. 2. Informal. a superficial change to improve appearance or modernize: »The Right has… …   Useful english dictionary

  • face-lift — ☆ face lift [fās′lift΄ ] n. 1. plastic surgery for removing wrinkles, sagging flesh, etc. from the face 2. an altering, repairing, cleaning, etc., as of the exterior of a building: Also face lift vt. to perform a face lift on (a person, building …   English World dictionary

  • face-lift — face′ lift or face′lift n. 1) srg plastic surgery on the face to eliminate sagging and wrinkles 2) cvb a renovation or restyling 3) srg to perform a face lift upon • Etymology: 1920–25, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • face-lift — v. t. to perform cosmetic surgery on someone s face. Syn: lift. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • face lift — n. 1. an operation to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from a person s face. Syn: face lifting, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a renovation that improves the outward appearance, as of a building. Syn: face lifting. [WordNet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • face-lift — [n] beautification; cosmetic surgery new look, nose job, plastic surgery, renovation, repair, restoration, revival, rhytidectomy; concept 162 …   New thesaurus

  • face-lift — verb perform cosmetic surgery on someone s face • Syn: ↑lift • Derivationally related forms: ↑face lifting • Hypernyms: ↑operate on, ↑operate • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • face lift — noun 1. plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised some actresses have more than one face lift • Syn: ↑facelift, ↑lift,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • face-lift — /fays lift /, n. 1. Also, face lifting, facelifting. plastic surgery on the face for elevating sagging tissues and eliminating wrinkles and other signs of age; rhytidectomy. 2. a renovation or restyling, as of a room or building, intended to give …   Universalium

  • face lift — /ˈfeɪs lɪft/ (say fays lift) noun 1. a session or course of plastic surgery on the face for the elimination of wrinkles, etc. 2. any improvement in appearance: to give an ancient building a face lift. Also, facelift. {US (1910s) –facelifting,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • face lift — {n. phr.} 1. A surgical procedure designed to make one s face look younger. * /Aunt Jane, who is in her seventies, had an expensive face lift and now she looks as if she were 40./ 2. A renovation, a refurbishing. * /Our house needs a major face… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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