no oil painting

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of no oil painting

British, informal
: a person who is not physically attractive
  • His new girlfriend is no oil painting.

Word by Word Definitions

oil play
  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

  2. : petroleum

  3. : the petroleum industry

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

  2. : to take on fuel oil

painting play
  1. : a product of painting

  2. : the art or occupation of painting


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