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chocolate-box

[chaw-kuh-lit-boks, chok-uh-, chawk-lit-, chok-] /ˈtʃɔ kə lɪtˌbɒks, ˈtʃɒk ə-, ˈtʃɔk lɪt-, ˈtʃɒk-/
adjective
1.
excessively decorative and sentimental, as the pictures or designs on some boxes of chocolate candy; prettified:
decorous, chocolate-box paintings of Victorian garden parties.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • And as an object, it's a chocolate-box feast of multicolored inks and design.
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chocolate-box

noun
1.
(modifier) (informal) sentimentally pretty or appealing
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