to look sharp




Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - look sharp

"to look sharp"

to have a neat and orderly appearance;

to have a stylish appearance

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - look sharp

"look sharp"

to tell someone to hurry;

to be alert and quick

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - look sharp

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: You are looking sharp. Did you finally decide to spend some money on clothing?

Colleague 2: I did. I went downtown to a fancy tailor and had a suit custom made.

Colleague 1: Very stylish, indeed.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - look sharp

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: OK, everyone. Time to look sharp. Let's hurry up and get the rest of this PR stuff put in place. I've just had word that the CEO is five minutes away.

Colleague 2: And when the CEO arrives, I want everyone to look sharp and alert and like you know what you are doing, OK? I want everyone to look busy and like they know what they are doing.

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to look sharp - Usage:

formal<---------------|----------X----->informal



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to look sharp - Gerund Form:

Looking sharp as usual, he was the best-dressed man in the room.

Looking sharp, he made the save.




to look sharp - Examples:

1)  ... see if you can pull off at Horseshoe Bay in North Vancouver (look sharp so you don't accidentally get in line for the ferry.

2)  ... be even, so that your new vinyl siding will be straight, and look sharp.

3)  Fix up, look sharp! It's almost a month into 2010; high time you started thinking about ...

4)  If you have an appointment in the conference room and want to look sharp, you could visit the hotel's hair salon.

5)  John, look sharp, and have your dinner, you're wanted to go over the water with ...

6)  I will swear not to tell the anarchists anything you tell me. But look sharp, for they will be here in a couple of minutes. 

7)  To look sharp as the groom, ensure you have a well-fitting tuxedo. 

8)  ... will make a bunch of money helping people sell their vehicles by making them look sharp and without dings.

9)  Wear a suit. Men: wear a tie. If you don't look sharp, you're making it all the easier for you to be dismissed as fringe ...

10)  Men were looking sharp in suits and little kids were straight out of catalogue. 

11)  ... managing about a point-per-game and looking sharp on the Terrier's power-play.

12)  From the moment he came on he looked sharp and he was determined to get it right.

13)  The players have looked sharp because most of them have been active at club level.

14)  I was in a tie and a half coat, I looked sharp.

15)  Get on, my man, and look sharp.

16)  You rub that out, and look sharp about it.

17)  You can always enlist the services of a stylist if you want to look sharp in designer clothes. 

18)  Well, you better look sharp and get a copy of our correspondence.

19)  He did not look sharp enough and probably his energy levels were not up to the mark.

20)  They all need to wake up, look up and look sharp. Rapid reinvention is needed, of brands and formats.