body image
   physical beauty
   Not a portrait, photograph, X-ray, or scan but the jargon of the beauty parlour or cosmetic surgeon which avoids saying that the person paying them is ugly or ageing:
    Britons began to follow Americans in their search for a better 'body image'. (Whicker, 1982)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • body image — n a subjective picture of one s own physical appearance established both by self observation and by noting the reactions of others * * * (body schema) the individual s concept of the disposition of his limbs and the identity of the different… …   Medical dictionary

  • body image — body ,image noun count or uncount the opinion you have about how attractive your body is …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Body image — The discovery of the world and of others is acquired in infancy. (Bronze Children and discovery, by Joanika Ring, Overlangel, 1995) …   Wikipedia

  • body image — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms body image : singular body image plural body images the opinion you have about how attractive your body is …   English dictionary

  • body image — kūno įvaizdis statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Scheminis savo paties kūno vaizdas, sudarytas erdvės, laiko ir judėjimo patirties pagrindu. Kūno įvaizdžiui daro poveikį augimas, branda, fizinis aktyvumas, judėjimo stoka,… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

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  • body image — body schema the individual s concept of the disposition of his limbs and the identity of the different parts of his body. It is a function of the association areas of the brain. See also: Gerstmann s syndrome …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • body image — an intellectual or idealized image of what one s body is or should be like that is sometimes misconceived in such mental disorders as anorexia nervosa. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • body image — /ˈbɒdi ɪmɪdʒ/ (say bodee imij) noun the perception that a person has of their own body, particularly in relation to whether they see themselves as fat or thin, good looking or not …   Australian English dictionary

  • body image — The way a person thinks about his or her body and how it looks to others …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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