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Neha looks gorgeous in red dress.

Alizeh looks attractive whenever she wear golden gown.

In these two sentences I have given compliment to Alizeh and Neha.

Giving compliment is common but how we give compliment matters a lot.

We have been using words like gorgeous, attractive, classy, good-looking etc. for many years.

Can we praise someone in new and interesting way?

There are many Idioms and phrases which we can use to admire someone’s beauty. Here is a list with easy explanation and examples.

1. Cut a dash

Meaning:
A person who makes a striking impression by their appearance and attractive clothes.

Examples:

1.Alia Bhatt cut a dash when she wore red dress in Dear Zindagi.

2. Kareena kapoor cut a dash when she wore Sabyasachi’s dress.

2. Dressed up to the nines

Meaning:
A person, dressed up to the nines, is wearing very smart or glamorous clothes.

Examples:

1.Rahul: Alizeh you will win Miss Fresher of Hindu college.
Alizeh: How do you know about it?
Rahul: Well, because you are dressed up to the nines.

2. We should dressed up to the nines for Valentine’s day.

3. Not a hair out of place

Meaning:
Your appearance is perfect.

Examples:

1.Look at Heer, she hasn’t even applied makeup and yet has not a hair out of place.

2. She is always impeccably dressed – never has a hair out of place.

4. Look like a million dollars

Meaning:
If you look like a million dollars, you look extremely good.

Examples:

1.Heer: Ayan, I got hair cut yesterday.
Ayan: In this new hair style, you are looking like a million dollars.

2. Daughter: Which dress should I choose?
Mother: You should choose pink color dress. You always look like a million dollars in pink.

5. Dressed to kill

Meaning:
When someone, especially a woman, is dressed to kill means she is wearing very fashionable and glamorous clothes, intended to attract attention.

Examples:

1.Alia Bhatt is always dressed to kill during movies’ promotions.
2. Kareena kapoor dressed to kill at the IIFA awards.

6. Take breath away

Meaning:
Too beautiful to handle.

Examples:

1. The beauty of the princess Mumtaz Mahal took Shah Jahan’s breath away.

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  One Response to “Idiomatic Expressions to Compliment Looks”

  1. Great help sir

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