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An attempt to conceal and/or strive to improve misfortunate genes.

We all know at the end of the day, you can't polish a turd.

Enough said...
you can't polish a turd
by familyguyfanclub October 10, 2010
trying to "fix up" a junky car.it cannot be done, give it up!
nathan, sell that cavi!you can't polish a turd!
by da trick biatch December 21, 2005
to try to "fix up" an ugly car, or to try to turn a compact rice burner into a race car.
i told that guy trying to pimp a cavi, "you can't polish a turd"
by da trick biatch November 29, 2005
unconvincingly attempt to make an irreconcilably bad situation look good.
They're trying to portray the poor financial reports as positive, but you can't polish a turd.
by esmith512 April 15, 2007