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  • Buy a new Audi A1, however, and you're getting a gussied-up VW Polo, which is a smarter Seat Ibiza, which is in turn a tarted-up Skoda Fabia.

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  • The last person in the world that you want to be your bartender is the gussied-up Mexican guy standing at the back table of the party with all his friends.

    Sangrita and sangria

  • Caveat lector: Avoid gussied-up editions of this book — such as the one Random House describes as “upscale” – that cost more than $2.99.

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  • And the Romney plan is just a gussied-up version of what all the Republicans are selling, packaged by a slick consultant with slick advisors.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Five Reasons Romney's "Plan" Is the Same Old Job-Killing Madness

  • Although I ignore the plethora of gussied-up lemon sorbet recipes which attempt to improve upon the simple perfection of this classic, I do try a Ballymaloe recipe using lemon verbena leaves, on the basis that the herb is so intensely citric that it should enhance, rather than confuse the flavour of the fruit.

    How to make perfect lemon sorbet

  • Located on a handsome Georgian square by the town hall, this pleasantly gussied-up gastropub serves honest, locally sourced food at remarkably low-prices, certainly in the daytime.

    Lancaster's 10 best budget restaurants, pubs and cafes

  • As we were led through the restaurant space, little more than a gussied-up lounge, I imagined the glassy-eyed diners muttering "Save yourself!" under their breath.

    Jay Rayner's restaurant review

  • Le Gavroche is famous for its soufflé suissesse, which is a gussied-up version of the ordinary cheese variety, removed from the oven partway through baking, transferred to a gratin dish full of double cream, topped with grated cheese and then put back to gratinate.

    How to cook perfect cheese soufflé

  • For instance, on the Thursday night I visited, you could snaffle a plate of gussied-up sausage and mash for £8.95.

    Top 10 best budget restaurants in Cheltenham and Gloucester

  • There's something almost retro about logging onto a site to let your beautified web avatar send its missives off to other gussied-up people portals.

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  • "Happily, help with that one is at hand, in the form of 'telepresence', a gussied-up form of video-conferencing marketed by Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and various other IT firms. Their devices aim to overcome the time lags, fuzzy pictures and other technical failings that afflicted the previous generation of the technology, and so hindered widespread adoption."

    - 'Why video conferencing won't save the world', economist.com, 15 Sep 2008.

    September 16, 2008