"her makeup will be on straight"

SophieD

Senior Member
FRANCE - FRENCH
A stewardess is putting her make-up on. Another stewardess says :
One thing you'll have to hand her, if they ever drag her out of a mass of wreckage, her makeup will be on straight.
How do you understand this sentence ?
 
  • Nunty

    Modified
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    It means her makeup will be fresh and well-applied. My mother used to use the variation "have her face on straight". I haven't heard it in recent years, but that could be my social circle, said NUN translator...
     
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