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    Re: Beef

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
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    Sexed up has been popular these days. :wink:

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    Re: Beef

    They beefed up the figures to make them look better.


    To beef up =to make something look stronger or more solid

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    Re: Beef

    I think "up"
    but tell us which is the right answer!! (:

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    Re: Beef

    Men can "beef up" their muscles by going to the gym on a regular basis.






    Fieldmouse

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    Re: Beef

    Quote Originally Posted by Fieldmouse View Post
    Men can "beef up" their muscles by going to the gym on a regular basis.






    Fieldmouse
    Then they will look beefy.

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    Re: Beef

    beef somethingup (informal) to make something bigger, better, more interesting, etc.: Security has been beefed up for the royal visit. They’re taking on more workers to beef up production.

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    Re: Beef

    Beefed Up -- to make something bigger, better and stronger...

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    Re: Beef

    "They beefed up the figures to make them look better." sounds like they were cooking the book. But if "beef up" merely means "boost up". The sentence should have meant that they are working hard to make the figures look better. Which one do you prefer?

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