gussied


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gus·sy

 (gŭs′ē)
tr.v. gus·sied, gus·sy·ing, gus·sies Slang
To dress or decorate elaborately; adorn or embellish: gussied herself up in sequins and feathers.

[Perhaps from Australian slang gussie, an effeminate man, from Gussie, diminutive of the personal name Augustus.]
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Summary: New Delhi (India), May 18 (ANI): After making her debut at the red carpet, Priyanka Chopra with husband Nick Jonas, is attracting eyeballs as the two got gussied up for the Chopard event at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.
Summary: Each film is gussied up with new stars, new songs and the latest filmmaking technology
* Even the most humble of places can be gussied up with the addition of one or two pieces of fine furniture and art.
Swinson acknowledged construction, engineering, financial, and legal supporters among the few dozen people gathered in the Arcade, gussied up for the holidays with greenery and splashed with afternoon sun filtering through its skylights.
And be sure to stop by on a Friday for popular fish tacos, gussied up with mango chutney.
If I put on the right pair of glasses and put on the right kind of thing, get gussied up, you know, I don't frighten little children" Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum after having said he had "withered like an old apple" "I think that as you get older, you become aware of everything that could go wrong" Actress Samantha Bond
If I put on the right pair of glasses and put on the right kind of thing, get gussied up, you know, I don't frighten little children" Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum after having said he had "withered like an old apple" "I think that as you get older, you become aware of everything that could go wrong" Actress Samantha Bond "Imagining myself as a sadistic and manipulative murderer, like something out of a book by Agatha Christie" Actress Isabelle Huppert on her guiltiest pleasure
If I put on the right pair of glasses and put on the right kind of thing, get gussied up, you know, I don't frighten little children" - Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum after having said he had "withered like an old apple".
Country may be the plainspoken music of rural America, but it certainly got gussied up on its way to the hit parade.
Finding the babysitter, organizing the activities, getting gussied up ...
Your example has had the barrels cut off and someone has gussied up the stock to try and make it look like an "Old West" Wells Fargo gun.
All gussied up with special features and delivered to the custumer in a fitted box complete with a numbered registration certificate, it was so popular the production could barely keep up with demand.