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

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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.
Translations of “done/dressed (up) to the nines”
in Chinese (Traditional) 衣飾華麗,身著盛裝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 衣饰华丽,身着盛装…
(Definition of done/dressed (up) to the nines from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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