a skin transplant (esp. for the purpose of changing or concealing one’s identity); cosmetic surgery performed on the skin
[after nose job (1947 in OED)]
Man I know, his dead mother-in-law tracked him down through three aliases, a Transplant and a complete skin job.
I like to get a three- or four-day skin job as much as the next person, but I get tired of it.
Remember, he is still brilliant; he gets back to the skin job and makes a very presentable version of his old face.
Venn managed to crawl away, but the kids caught him and torched him…. When the judgement in the civil suit came in, most of it went to pay for Venn’s skin-job.
In Les yeux sans visage, female identity is a medical construction, as essential and fragile as the surgical ‘skin job’ that creates it.
She’s had a cosmetic skin job, too, apparently to accentuate the impression she already gives of a person one should not, under any circumstances, mess with. It has given her blockish features a bright and metallic gold tint.
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