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ritz

[rits] /rɪts/
noun
1.
ostentatious or pretentious display.
verb (used with object)
2.
Slang. to treat with condescension; snub:
The star ritzed the reporters and got a bad press.
Idioms
3.
put on the ritz, Informal. to live in elegance and luxury, especially to make an ostentatious show of one's wealth:
They put on the ritz to impress their guests.
Also, put on the Ritz.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; after the sumptuous hotels founded by César Ritz (died 1918), Swiss entrepreneur
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ritz

/rɪts/
noun
1.
put on the ritz, to assume a superior air or make an ostentatious display
Word Origin
from the luxury hotels created by the Swiss hotelier César Ritz (1850–1918)
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