lay it on thick

informal

oh, brother, can he lay it on thick when he wants to impress a girl

Syn:
exaggerate, overdo it, embellish the truth; flatter, praise, soft-soap, pile it on, sweet-talk

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  • lay\ it\ on\ thick — • lay it on • lay it on thick • put it on thick • spread it on thick • lay it on with a trowel • pour it on thick v. phr. informal To persuade someone by using very much flattery; flatter. Bob wanted to go to the movies. He laid it on thick to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lay it on thick — If someone lays it on thick, they make an emotion or experience seem more important or serious than it really is …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • lay something on thick — ► lay something on thick (or with a trowel) informal grossly exaggerate or overemphasize something. Main Entry: ↑lay …   English terms dictionary

  • lay something on thick — (or with a trowel) informal grossly exaggerate or overemphasize something …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay it on thick — (informal) EXAGGERATE, overdo it, embellish the truth; flatter, praise; informal pile it on, sweet talk, soft soap. → lay * * * lay it on thick 1. To praise something extravagantly 2. To exaggerate • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay it on thick — verb a) To exaggerate or overstate a feeling or emotion. She laid it on thick when her pet died. b) To flatter. He knew he needed to lay it on thick in his job interview …   Wiktionary

  • lay it on thick — praise someone too much He really began to lay it on thick when he met me at the party …   Idioms and examples

  • lay it on (thick) — idi lay it on (thick), to flatter someone or boast extravagantly; exaggerate …   From formal English to slang

  • lay it on thick — Synonyms and related words: Barnumize, act a part, affect, aggrandize, amplify, assume, ballyhoo, bedaub, besmear, blarney, blow, blow off, blowhard, bombast, build up, burlesque, butter, butter up, caricature, carry too far, coat, counterfeit,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lay it on thick — informal, informal to make an emotion or experience seem more important or serious than it really is. He d injured his hand slightly but he was laying it on a bit thick about how painful it was. They must have told us ten times how wonderful… …   New idioms dictionary


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