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]


Nearby words

  1. put one out,
  2. put one's back into it,
  3. put one's back up,
  4. put one's best foot forward,
  5. put one's cards on the table,
  6. put one's feet up,
  7. put one's finger on,
  8. put one's foot down,
  9. put one's foot in it,
  10. put one's hand to

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