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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s