Idiom:  jazz something / someone up

Meaning

Idiom:  jazz something up (jazz up something) / jazz someone up (jazz up someone)

  • to make something or someone more interesting, appealing, exciting or stylish


Example sentences

  • The barista jazzed up my hot cocoa with a cute spider web.
  • I love how French women dress. They know just how to jazz a simple outfit up with something very unique.
  • What time can we get into the gym tomorrow afternoon? We need to jazz it up for the school dance.
  • This PowerPoint presentation is too boring. Could you jazz it up with a few animations please?
  • I feel awful about Sandy's baby shower. The least they could've done was jazz the room up with some balloons or streamers.
  • My daughter likes to jazz up her notebook with cute stickers.
  • At first, I was embarrassed I was the only one who got jazzed up for the party but everyone complimented me on how lovely I looked so I'm glad I made the effort.


Our Christmas tree before and after we jazzed it up with lights for the holidays.

Synonyms

  • gussy up
  • spruce up
  • dress up
  • add finishing touches


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Your turn to use the idiom "jazz something up"

A lot of people I know get  jazzed up to go out and celebrate New Year’s Eve. Sometimes at bars and cafes, the bartenders will jazz up drinks with fruit, olives and umbrellas.

What have you jazzed up lately? Practice this new idiom in the comments below!


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