no oil painting

Definition of no oil painting

British, informal

  1. :  a person who is not physically attractive His new girlfriend is no oil painting.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of numerous unctuous combustible substances that are liquid or can be liquefied easily on warming, are soluble in ether but not in water, and leave a greasy stain on paper or cloth

    :  petroleum

    :  the petroleum industry

  1. :  to smear, rub over, furnish, or lubricate with oil

    :  to take on fuel oil

  1. :  a product of painting

    :  a work produced through the art of painting

    :  the art or occupation of painting

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to cast off or become cast off

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