Tart is a derivation of sweetheart and just that simple word leads us into new territory.
Tarts like to dress up in a way that makes them sexually appealing to men: short skirts, tops that expose the cleavage, and a ton of slap (make-up). So, they get tarted up.
My first ever car was a clapped out Ford Fiesta which, when I first bought it, had more holes in the bodywork than there are in a perforated tea bag.
I went to the garage and bought some filler and spray paint and tarted the car up – I bet some of you thought I was going to tell a story about a tart I’d had on the back seat…filthy minds 😉
So, when we give something a lick of paint and a bit of a clean up, we’re tarting it up.