Sunday best

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Sunday best (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) A person's finest clothing, especially the clothes one reserves to wear to church on Sunday.
    • 1886, Louisa May Alcott, Jo's Boys, ch. 18:
      It took all the power and skill of that energetic woman to get her son into his Sunday best.
    • 2009, Brian Knowlton, "Economy and Iraq are set to lead Obama agenda," International Herald Tribune, 18 Jan. (retrieved 20 Jan. 2009):
      More than 250 people, most of them African-American churchgoers dressed in their Sunday best, erupted in screams when the presidential motorcade turned onto the street.

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