Meaning of look smart in English:

look smart

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mainly British
  • Be quick.

    ‘come up here, and look smart about it!’
    • ‘Still he was banging on, ‘We had to dress smart and look smart.’’
    • ‘Nurses can't tell people to sit up straight and look smart.’
    • ‘It is difficult to recall a solitary chance worth the name in the opening 45 minutes, although centre forward Paul Walker at least required St Mirren goalkeeper Craig Hinchcliffe to look smart after he had dispatched a low 20 yarder.’
    • ‘Hawks fly-half Stephen Duffy had to look smart to save the situation and the he did exactly the same on a flying Walker later in the half.’
    • ‘He disappointed on final start last season but had looked smart prior to that run.’
    • ‘Gregory Vignal looked smart before picking up a knock and although Riise has looked better when playing in midfield he has covered well.’
    • ‘Straightening his tie he explained: ‘We've got the Lancashire Exiles dinner tonight, got to look smart and get a move on.’’
    • ‘He insisted on everyone doing the same training and practice, expected people to look smart, and could not tolerate laxity or flippancy.’
    be quick, hurry up, speed up
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