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]
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- put one out,
- put one's back into it,
- put one's back up,
- put one's best foot forward,
- put one's cards on the table,
- put one's feet up,
- put one's finger on,
- put one's foot down,
- put one's foot in it,
- put one's hand to
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