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    look the part

    Hello!
    I came across such a sentence and had a hard time getting the sence of its last part, namely that of the expression "look the part too".

    "With these ideals firmly in mind, I set the XYZ team the
    challenge of turning them into a range of all-valve driven amplifiers
    that would be affordable, portable and look the part too."

    XYZ is the company name.

    Would you be so kind as to explain the meaning of that?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: look the part

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack8rkin View Post
    Hello!
    I came across such a sentence and had a hard time getting the sence of its last part, namely that of the expression "look the part too".

    "With these ideals firmly in mind, I set the XYZ team the
    challenge of turning them into a range of all-valve driven amplifiers
    that would be affordable, portable and look the part too."

    XYZ is the company name.

    Would you be so kind as to explain the meaning of that?

    Thanks in advance.
    "To look the part" means to have the appearance of being fit for the job/role/function for which it is intended.

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    Re: look the part

    'The part', in this idiom was originallly a theatrical part: 'He played Romeo, and being so young he really looked the part.' But, as it is used now, the idiom has the general sense that bhaisahab has given.

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    Re: look the part

    Thanks a lot! Most informative. The dictionary was not as much informative.

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