|2.||Can't polish a turd|
No matter how nice someone acts or good someone dresses, it doesn't change the fact that the person is at that time seen as an asshole.
Scene from Californication: protagonist suits up for a trial when daughter walks in.
Protagonist: 'How do I look?'
Daughter: 'You know what they say...can't polish a turd.'
|1.||Can't polish a turd|
Despite your best efforts, there are some things you just can't fix/improve.
To point out futile attempts to conceal/change the baisc nature of something.
1) Joe: Danny's back in town. He lost a bunch of weight, got a nose job, got hair plugs and now wears really flashy clothes but he's still one ugly motherfucker.
Jim: Well, you can't polish a turd.
2) The comb-over hairstyle