lay it on thick


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, dab, daub, do a bit, dramatize, draw the longbow, enamel, exaggerate, fake, feign, get around, gild, gloss, go to extremes, histrionize, honey, hyperbolize, inflate, jolly, kid along, lacquer, lay it on, lay on, magnify, make much of, make out like, oil, overact, overcharge, overdo, overdo it, overdraw, overestimate, overpraise, overreach, overreact, oversell, overspeak, overstate, overstress, pile it on, play, play a part, play a scene, play up to, playact, pontificate, pretend, prime, puff, put on, put on airs, sham, shoot the shit, simulate, slap on, slather, smear, smear on, soap, soft-soap, soften up, spread on, spread with, stretch, stretch the truth, string along, stroke, talk big, talk highfalutin, talk in superlatives, tar, tout, travesty, tug the heartstrings, undercoat, vapor, wear

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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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 — 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 …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • 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 — 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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