The phrase is used to define a girl’s beauty and, as I understand it, means that the girl is naturally very beautiful and not only after applying tons of make-up. )) However, I have not googled up any instance of its usage. (( I like the phrase, it is very metaphorical, but now I wonder whether it is still used at all (sounds quiant to me )
And I would also be very grateful if you write some other colloquial or slang phrases or words rererring to applying make-up. I know the phrase 'war-paint' (sounds humorous to me).
I don't think I've heard it either. Since the recording of Eleanor Rigby I've heard people use the expression 'wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door', and I've always thought it was a reference to the song. I suppose, though, that Lennon/McCartney may just have popularized an expression that was current in Liverpool speech.
Is this an often-used phrase? I've never come across it in my life.
Yeah, I wonder why they have to use it in tests on language proficiency for non-native speakers
You had to insert a preposition! I was vacilating between 'out of the pot' and 'from the pot' because that was the first time I saw the phrase too.