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nip-and-tuck

nip-and-tuck

Date: Jan 14 2010

Themes: Health

引語

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“If women want to have a little nip-and-tuck, I understand. I haven’t yet, but talk to me in five years.”

- Model Twiggy on giving nature a little help. (People)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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plastic surgery; cosmetic surgery

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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With her big eyes and stick-like figure, Twiggy was the It-girl of the 1960s. Now she is 60 herself, which makes her ancient in Hollywood years. But she still looks pretty good. How do you think she does it?

According to Twiggy, she doesn’t stay attractive and youthful through plastic surgery. She swears she’s never had a nip-and-tuck, even though it’s common for aging models and actresses to get a little beauty help from a surgeon. But Twiggy doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with plastic surgery. In another five years, she might decide she’s ready for a little nip-and-tuck of her own.

It doesn’t matter if you get a face lift, a tummy tuck, a nose job, or an all-new you. Any type of plastic surgery can be called a nip-and-tuck. It’s also used to refer to plastic surgery in general. Sometimes nip-and-tuck gets shortened to nip/tuck. Plastic surgeons nip off and tuck in all the little things you don’t like about yourself.

Would you ever get a little nip-and-tuck? What do you think about plastic surgery?

範例

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“Ashlee Simpson looks like she got some nip-and-tuck.”

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a little nip-and-tuck if you can afford it.”

“Mary asked her husband to get her a little nip-and-tuck for her 50th birthday.”

Nip-and-tucks are common in Hollywood.”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

popelupis to have a surgery in their face or some kind of "adjustment".
作者 popelupis
Plastic Surgery
作者 fitria.risa

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yolanda880130

Philippines

I agree there’s nothing wrong with plastic surgery.it’s just i don’t wanna put  myself under a knife,and  i don’t even know how to wear makeup ,so having a little nip-and-tuck wouldn’t help much i think,haha

12:33 AM Feb 24 2012 |

trinh504

Viet Nam

 I would like take nip and tuck if I can force it 

 

04:22 AM Jun 17 2010 |

*butterfly wings*

Saudi Arabia

I agree there is nothing wrong with having a little nip-and -tuck if u not confident about ur beauty ..it might make u feel better ;)

03:07 PM May 28 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I'm a health aesthetics professional,so I'm favor to beauty ;) If you wanna "beauty" aesthetically talking about,you should pursue it!

Till now I didn't need nip-and-tuck anything hehe :P

12:30 PM Jan 27 2010 |

Mebal Lee

Mebal Lee

China

it's okay if you are not addict to nip/tuck. btw, I still appreciate natural and confident girls.

07:23 AM Jan 20 2010 |

williamzch

williamzch

China

Sofree,how to make sure that? Laughing

After you have nip-and-tuck, do not forget yourself you were.

01:44 AM Jan 19 2010 |

bienemaja

bienemaja

Andorra

sofree: lolLaughing

11:48 AM Jan 18 2010 |

sofree

sofree

China

I knew this because I happen to watch the US serials "Nip/Tuck".Smile

 

It's quite common now, especially in entertainment circle. But for guys who has a crush on beautiful women, if you want to marry her, make sure she's nature, or your children may need nip-and-tuck too.

 

07:37 AM Jan 18 2010 |

bob wang

China

Beauty is the natural thing that people love, especially women. So i understand the feelings the female have towrad the nip-and-tuck. Sometimes even some men have the desire. So do it, if you have the wish and money.

01:16 AM Jan 18 2010 |

Cashier61

Turkey

mainly. ı agree to vip_grovvygirl. we must use this way ıf we really need it .

according to me god is create everyone very good looking..

 

11:03 AM Jan 17 2010 |

iwori

iwori

Japan

In my opinion, it depends on how big the surgery is. People, especially girls can have confidence or feel happy when they put on their favorite clothes. I think it's the same thing roughly. More girls can get happy by takeing nip-and -tuck, that's truth though they have bad side, of course.

So far I'm not interested in nip-and-tuck but I want to be beautiful.

02:29 PM Jan 16 2010 |

zeinabou

zeinabou

Egypt

Very nice slang:}

08:27 PM Jan 15 2010 |

nuna2300

nuna2300

Thailand

I don't want to have a nip-and-tuck but It's neccessary for somebody.

It help you more confidence.

09:02 AM Jan 15 2010 |

Nico Liu

Nico Liu

China

I don't think i need a nip and tuck, although i don't have a perfect  face . i'm just ok, it's enough.

02:34 AM Jan 15 2010 |

noguti

noguti

Brazil

I think it's a very common thing for people who can afford this. Personally, I don't want to take a nip and tuck. I'm just fine. I like being myself.

01:22 AM Jan 15 2010 |

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

i think plastic surgery should be done for people who really need it. i think im ok for now.

12:37 AM Jan 15 2010 |

609366027

China

if i have money I'd like to take a nip and tuck !

everybody like  a beautiful face !

but improve my inner world is inportant too!

12:24 AM Jan 15 2010 |

LIL

LIL

Saudi Arabia

i don't want to take a nip and tuck and i will never have one

i think people are beautiful as they are unless if they don't like themselves  

10:27 PM Jan 14 2010 |

bienemaja

bienemaja

Andorra

poema, I agree with you.

10:04 PM Jan 14 2010 |

bienemaja

bienemaja

Andorra

and you like what you see in the mirror according to the cultural and social reality !!!!

10:03 PM Jan 14 2010 |

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