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You can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.
full of himself/herself
The self-centered individual awash with a smattering of ego expresses an all-knowing, all familiar, par excellence in the extreme.
try to get on first!
An encouraging expression to others to attempt a seemingly impossible task. The leader asks the crew to give it their best and try the "baseball theme".