look like a million dollars

Appear attractive or prosperous. For example, The painter did a good job—the house looks like a million dollars. The related feel like a million dollars means “feel healthy,” as in Helen came back from her winter vacation feeling like a million dollars. [c. 1920]


Nearby words

  1. look forward to,
  2. look homeward, angel,
  3. look in on,
  4. look into,
  5. look like,
  6. look like death,
  7. look like something the cat dragged in,
  8. look like the cat that ate the canary,
  9. look on,
  10. look on the bright side

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