nice paint job

  • Kelly B

    Senior Member
    USA English
    You can find a definition of the word paint in the on-site dictionary: a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating.

    A nice paint job is a well-applied coating of paint. In this case, I think it means that promising that something will look nice in a superficial way is not nearly as good as claiming to cure cancer.
     

    french4beth

    Senior Member
    US-English
    Usually you would hear this if you have had a custom paint job on your car, meaning something that you would not get on a standard car from the factory. Here's an example.
     
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