1. to peel or cut (the outer layer) from (something)
2. to cut the edges from (the nails); trim
3. to decrease bit by bit
[from Old French parer to adorn, from Latin parāre to make ready]
My thanks to the Academy for finally, finally going down the Less Is More route with this year's production. The ridiculous, over-the-top & quite frankly cringeworthy excesses of the past thankfully disappeared this year. See, you can do it if you really try.
P.S. I hope Simone gets back from swanning around Italy pronto - I'm busting to see her annual post-Oscars Name & Shame post.
On The Avenue: Stephen Ayres
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