dressed to the nines

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown; first recorded in the late 1700s.

Adjective[edit]

dressed to the nines (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Very fancily or formally dressed; wearing very showy or splendid clothing.

References[edit]

  • "Dressed to the nines" in Michael Quinion, Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds, 2004.

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