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grease paint

noun
1.
an oily mixture of melted tallow or grease and a pigment, used by actors, clowns, etc., for making up their faces.
2.
theatrical makeup.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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Examples for grease paint
  • The grease paint withstands hot sun and water, but it is messy.
  • But in the long run, there was never such intensity of pride nor such grievous cause for tears under grease paint.

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