Meaning of “dressed (up) to the nines” in the English Dictionary

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"dressed (up) to the nines" in British English

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dressed (up) to the nines

informal

to be wearing fashionable or formal clothes for a special occasion:

Jackie went out dressed to the nines.

(Definition of “dressed (up) to the nines” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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