Grab your tux for Europe's top classical music festivals
Black tie is a must as some of them, and yes they can be as stuffy as they
sound. But these classical music festivals are worth getting spiffed up
for, says DW's Rick Fulker.
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“Over the years, this particular site in California has gone from 30 oil wells to five as it was exhausted of profitable fossil fuel reserves,” writes Google’s renewable energy principal Nick Coons in the company’s official blog. “The land sat for some time and today we’re ready to spiff things up.”
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A Spiffy troubadour
A Spiffy James Taylor
"If you feel like singing along, don't." — James Taylorspiffy
adjective US INFORMAL
stylish, attractive or pleasing:
a spiffy haircut/dresserlife-changing 改變生命的
Troubadour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 中世紀吟游詩人
A troubadour was a composer and performer of songs during the European High Middle Ages. The troubadour school or tradition began in the eleventh ...
tr.v., spiffed, spiff·ing, spiffs.
To make attractive, stylish, or up-to-date: spiffed up the old storefront.
Attractiveness or charm in appearance, dress, or manners: "He may need more than spiff to get him through the bad patches ahead" (James Wolcott).
[Possibly from dialectal spiff, well-dressed.]