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put on the ritz to assume a superior air or make an ostentatious display
[from the luxury hotels created by the Swiss hotelier César Ritz (1850–1918)]
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|Noun||1.||Ritz - Swiss hotelier who created a chain of elegant hotels (1850-1918)|
|2.||ritz - ostentatious display of elegance; "they put on the ritz"|
|3.||Ritz - an ostentatiously elegant hotel|
hotel - a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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