She gave women an alternative to frills without making them look genderless.
No frills, not overly enjoyable but as thorough as they come.
In the end, stripped of the frills, Libya was just another civil war.
frills were kept to a minimum, and anything in the clothes piles with the word “Princess” on it ended up in the giveaway box.
Stripped of these frills, the only real expense of a prison wedding is the officiant.
Some shells are smooth and polished, while others are marked by frills, knobs, spines and ribs.
No education is usable which has frills, Mr. Breeze insists.
My dear sir, Murray had replied, it is a straight business proposition, with no frills or twists of any kind.
Of course, I am referring only to these accursed gewgaws, to these frills and fripperies!
So it seemed on the whole more expedient to blurt out her remarks without any attempt at frills or amplification.
"mere embellishments," 1893, often in negative constructions; earlier "affectation of dress or manner" (1845); see frill.
"wavy ornamental edging," 1801 (with a doubtful attestation from 1590s), of uncertain origin despite much speculation [see OED]; figurative sense of "useless ornament" first recorded 1893. The verb meaning "to furnish with a frill" is recorded in 1570s. Related: Frilled.
A woman, esp a young woman; frail (1920s+)