'deliver' in looks alone

TerryWang

Senior Member
Taiwan
Hello,

"A lot of trendy places deliver in looks alone. DiVino is hugely popular as a meeting and matching place for Mid-Levellers, and has the rust-red velour booths, stone tables, funky music and sensual curves to go with it. But its Latin leanings in culinary department are also worth your dollars."

Does "deliver in looks alone" mean "have nothing but the looks"? I am not sure at all. I've checked the dictionary and found no results like "deliver in something". I might need some help.

Many thanks,
Terry
 
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  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Yes, you're correct -- all style, no substance. Whereas having a "culinary department" adds substance.
     

    TerryWang

    Senior Member
    Taiwan
    Thanks a lot. Is that a common usage? To me, deliver is like giving an address or speech or handing over goods. I rarely see such usage so I get confused.
     

    George French

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    Thanks a lot. Is that a common usage? To me, deliver is like giving an address or speech or handing over goods. I rarely see such usage so I get confused.
    Common in UK-EN. Deliver, in this sense, means to do somethig well.

    Unfortunately "But its Latin leanings" confuses. But should start a negative sentence but it ends positively; this is contradictive. :confused:

    GF..
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    If it is common, it must be in the spoken world -- Google doesn't show a single instance (other than this thread) of either "deliver on/in looks alone."
     
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