dressed to the nines

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Very fancily or formally dressed; wearing very showy or splendid clothing.

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  • Unknown; first recorded in the late 1700s.
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He arrived at the gala, dressed to the nines in his top hat and tails.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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Dressed to the NinesTo wear stylish clothing; wearing clothes to draw attention
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