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English definition of “done/dressed (up) to the nines”

done/dressed (up) to the nines

informal
wearing very stylish and fashionable clothes, often for a particular purpose or occasion: The doorbell rang and there was Chris, all dressed up to the nines.Wearing clothesSmart and elegantAttractive
(Definition of done/dressed (up) to the nines from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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