Posted by R. Berg on July 26, 2003

In Reply to: Meaning..plz? posted by kathaab afandi on July 25, 2003

: hi,

: 1.Britian "sexed up" its case on Iraq.
: 2.The death of Uday and Qusay would not "snuff out" the guerilla insurgency.

: thank you.

Sex up = make more attractive, appealing, or exciting--or, in this case, convincing.

Snuff out = kill, destroy. Used literally, it means to extinguish the flame of a candle.