bathing beauty

an attractive woman in a bathing suit, especially an entrant in a beauty contest.

1915–20 Unabridged
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bathing beauty (ˈbeɪðɪŋ)
Also called (old-fashioned): bathing belle an attractive girl in a swimming costume

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On the water's edge is a stalagmite that resembles a bathing beauty when a light is turned on behind it.
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