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mutton dressed as lamb

Definition of mutton dressed as lamb in English:

British informal, derogatory A middle-aged or old woman dressed in a style suitable for a much younger woman.
Example sentences
  • He said: ‘You get to an age when you look like mutton dressed as lamb.’
  • Dress your age, the article exhorted, and while the writer went on to say there were no longer any rules, the models were brooding over issues such as when a perky little miniskirt became mutton dressed as lamb.
  • ‘She's far too old for that - she looks like mutton dressed as lamb,’ said one of my friends.
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