".... those girls dressed up on nothing a week."
Aquelas garotas/mulheres/meninas que não se vestem em nada tão especial por uma semana/durante uma semana inteira etc...
DRESSING UP - has to do fancy/chic clothes.
Well, without much context. It could be also about dressing in Halloween costumes, etc.
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How Much Do You Dress Up For Routine Stuff?
Sea of Shoes
While fashion blogger Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes makes dressing up her job, you’d expect that from time to time you might catch her making a coffee run in nothing more than a pair of sneaks and some wrinkled jeans. It would seem, however, that Jane would never make the pages of “Stars! They’re Just Like Us!” because she takes fashion so seriously that she always wears something rad. Always. The teen blogger once told Teen Vogue that it doesn’t matter where she’s going, she makes it a point to put together an outfit, which she enjoys and makes her feel good. In Jane’s most recent Sea of Shoes post, this proves to be true, as she’s put up some pics of her in a grocery store with one very chic getup—shearling sweater, an emerald crushed velvet skirt held up by a larger-than-life belt, and (of course), some sky-high pumps.
This got us wondering about how much effort we actually put into our day-to-day looks. Work attire aside, what do you wear when you’re dressed just for you? We’re thinking post office runs, shopping trips, getting groceries, taking a walk, etc. Do you throw on whatever is on the floor and not care what you look like? Do you do basics with a touch of trendy? Or, are you like Jane, and you enjoy looking like you’ve walked off a magazine page—no matter what. Discuss in the comments below.
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Definition: Dress Up
1. Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party".
2. Make something appear superficially attractive; "The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data"; "Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth".
3. Put a caparison on; of horses.
4. Dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins".
5. Dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion": "he dressed up in a suit and tie".
Source: WordNet 1.7.1 Copyright © 2001 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
Synonyms: Dress Up
Synonyms: attire (v), bard (v), caparison (v), costume (v), deck out (v), deck up (v), dress (v), fancy up (v), fig out (v), fig up (v), get up (v), gussy up (v), overdress (v), prink (v), rig out (v), tog out (v), tog up (v), trick out (v), trick up (v), window-dress (v). (additional references)
Antonym: dress down (v). (additional references)
Synonyms within Context: Dress Up
Context Synonyms within Context (source: adapted from Roget's Thesaurus).
Falsehood Garble, gloss over, disguise, give a color to; give a gloss, put a gloss, put false coloring upon; color, varnish, cook, dress up, embroider; varnish right and puzzle wrong; exaggerate; blague.
Ornament Garnish, trim, dizen, bedizen, prink, prank; trick out, fig out; deck, bedeck, dight, bedight, array; begawd, dress, dress up; spangle, bespangle, powder; embroider, work; chase, emboss, fret, emblazon; illuminate; illustrate.
Preparation Elaborate, mature, ripen, mellow, season, bring to maturity; nurture; (aid); hatch, cook, brew; temper, anneal, smelt; barbecue; infumate; maturate. equip, arm, man; fit-out, fit up; furnish, rig, dress, garnish, betrim, accouter, array, fettle, fledge; dress up, furbish up, brush up, vamp up; refurbish; sharpen one's tools, trim one's foils, set, prime, attune; whet the knife, whet the sword; wind up, screw up; adjust; (fit); put in trim, put in train, put in gear, put in working order, put in tune, put in a groove for, put in harness; pack.
Representation Dress up; illustrate, symbolize.