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Does "make up" has something to do with sex in AE?

Once I said: American girls are good at making up.
I was laughed by my American friends.

I really meant they are good at applying cosmics.
 

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In BE, it doesn't- 'making out' does.;-)
 

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zli79 said:
Does "make up" has something to do with sex in AE?

Once I said: American girls are good at making up.
I was laughed by my American friends.

I really meant they are good at applying cosmics.

To "make up" is to reconcile after a fight. In a relationship, that may lead to the resumption of sex, but it doesn't really have anything to do with sex.

As TDOL said, to "make out" can mean to kiss, among other meanings.
 
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