put one's face on
Apply makeup, as in Helen won't stir out of the house before she puts her face on. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s]
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
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