English translation: you have to dress appropriately
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23:03 Oct 30, 2006
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English term or phrase:You have to dress the part.
a slogan from parents remembered by children (and letting them down :o )
you have to look like what you are trying to be (or what you are saying you are)
Explanation: I am not sure what this has to do with parents and children, but "you have to dress the part" comes from theatre/acting terminology... a "part" would be like a part (character) in a play. So if a person is always saying he/she is a certain way (or wants to be a certain way), they should wear clothes that reflect that.
conejo United States Local time: 15:09 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 20
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Asker: thanks for the explicit explanation!
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you have to dress the part.
You should wear appropriate clothing for what you are doing
Explanation: Particularly for things like job interviews, but can apply to all sorts of other things too.
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[DOC] Prepping for the Internship Fair – February 3rd, 2005
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You may even want to borrow an iron from your neighbor :) If you want to work for a professional company, you have to dress the part. Be enthusiastic! ... www.umich.edu/~ummesa/documents/prepare_article.doc
Jack Doughty United Kingdom Local time: 21:09 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 366