ponce something up

ponce something up
attempt to improve something by making flashy changes.
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English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • ponce something up — make overly elaborate and unnecessary changes to something in an attempt to improve it …   Useful english dictionary

  • ponce Brit. — ponce Brit. informal noun 1》 a man who lives off a prostitute s earnings. 2》 derogatory an effeminate man. verb 1》 live off a prostitute s earnings. 2》 (ponce about/around) behave in an affected or ineffectual way. 3》 (ponce something up) attempt …   English new terms dictionary

  • ponce off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms ponce off : present tense I/you/we/they ponce off he/she/it ponces off present participle poncing off past tense ponced off past participle ponced off British very informal ponce something off someone to get… …   English dictionary

  • ponce off — ˌponce ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they ponce off he/she/it ponces off present participle poncing off past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • ponce — Brit. informal ► NOUN 1) a man who lives off a prostitute s earnings. 2) derogatory an effeminate man. ► VERB 1) (ponce about/around) behave in an affected or ineffectual way. 2) (ponce off) ask for or obtain (something to which one is not… …   English terms dictionary

  • ponce — 1 noun (C) BrE informal 1 a pimp 2 an offensive word meaning a man who is too concerned about his appearance 2 verb ponce about/around phrasal verb (I) BrE informal 1 to waste time doing silly things: At least I haven t been poncing about all day …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ponce around — PHRASAL VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone is poncing around or poncing about, you mean that they are not doing something properly, quickly, or seriously. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] [V P] I spent my working life poncing around on a beach… …   English dictionary

  • ponce — 1. noun a) A pimp. b) A posh or effeminate person. , 2. verb a) To act as a pimp. b) Hence, to try to ge …   Wiktionary

  • poncey — ponce Brit. informal ► NOUN 1) a man who lives off a prostitute s earnings. 2) derogatory an effeminate man. ► VERB 1) (ponce about/around) behave in an affected or ineffectual way. 2) (ponce off) ask for or obtain (something to which one is not… …   English terms dictionary

  • poncy — ponce Brit. informal ► NOUN 1) a man who lives off a prostitute s earnings. 2) derogatory an effeminate man. ► VERB 1) (ponce about/around) behave in an affected or ineffectual way. 2) (ponce off) ask for or obtain (something to which one is not… …   English terms dictionary

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