Could anyone please tell me what "sexed up" means?
Osil said:Could anyone please tell me what "sexed up" means?
sex up phrasal verb [T]
to make changes to something, especially a piece of writing, in order to make it seem more significant, exciting or interesting than it originally was
‘In the greatest scandal to threaten the free world yet, it appears that the BBC may have sexed up the reporting of its allegations that the Government “sexed up” its Iraq report last September. But this interpretation may itself be a sexing up of the situation.’
(The Times, 28th June 2003)
tdol said:Here's the definition from our pkrasal verb list:
Sex up = change information to make it more attractive to the reader\listener
The government denied that they had sexed up the report to make the front page.
tdol said:If it's a song lyric, then 'sexed up' is more likely to mean sexually aroused. ;-)
henry said:I also think it could be a song lyric. Do you know that song " I wanna sex you up". I am not sure who sang this song originally, but in Germany a newcomer called " Overground" has sung the song.