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    Question Help......About " The West Wing" (2)

    How do I understand the phrase " getting spruced up " in this context? Can you give me a few examples about how to use this phrase? Thanks a lot for your help!!!


    CUT TO: INT. JOSH'S BULLPEN AREA - DAY
    Donna is standing in front of Josh, holding out a fresh shirt and tie.

    JOSH
    No.

    DONNA
    Put it on.

    JOSH
    No.

    DONNA
    Put it on.

    JOSH
    No.

    DONNA

    You’ve been wearing the same clothes for 31 hours now, Josh.

    JOSH [OS]
    I am not getting spruced up for these people, Donna.

    DONNA
    All the girls think you look really hot in this shirt.

    Josh grabs the shirt and tie. Donna walks out of the office into the corridor.

    DONNA
    [calling out] Bonnie!

    BONNIE [OS]
    Yeah?

    DONNA
    Tell Toby he’s changing his shirt.
    Last edited by english-learner; 03-Aug-2005 at 03:07. Reason: bold

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    Default Re: Help......About " The West Wing" (2)

    Spruced up = smart, so he doesn't want to put his best clothes on and take time getting ready.

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