To spruce up

๐“๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ is to smarten oneself up, in oneโ€™s dress, appearance, and behaviour.

The phrase comes from Prussia with its reputation for military smartness. The spruce tree is both elegant and neat, and actually takes its name from an early spelling of Prussia.

The most familiar spruce tree species is the Norwegian spruce, used in Europe as a Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ tree.

P.S: spruce up darling, spruce up. So many breaths yet to enjoy. โ€œNever give up, never will Iโ€ – o little birdie sings to you, so try!

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