English version

a lick of paint/colour etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha lick of paint/colour etca lick of paint/colour etcCOVERAMOUNTa small amount of paint etc put onto the surface of something to improve its appearance It’ll be okay after a lick of paint. lick
Examples from the Corpus
a lick of paint/colour etcRooms have recently had a lick of paint, but nothing too drastic, making this an unbeatable central London bargain.Julie Mills moved into her Edwardian town house in London expecting to just give it a lick of paint.
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