to the nines
phrasal 1. to perfection 2. in a highly elaborate or showy manner <
dressed to the nines
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  • To the nines — For other uses, see To the Nines. To the nines is an English idiom meaning to perfection or to the highest degree . In modern English usage, the phrase most commonly appears as dressed to the nines or dressed up to the nines .[1][2] Origin The… …   Wikipedia

  • to the nines — phrasal also up to the nines : to the highest point, degree, or mark dressed to the nines Harper s Bazaar the paper … is done to the nines with a sensitiveness worthy of its subject Leonard Bacon garnished up to the n …   Useful english dictionary

  • To the Nines — Infobox Album | Name = To the Nines Type = Album Artist = Only Crime Released = July 13, 2004 Recorded = February, 2004 The Blasting Room, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA Genre = Punk rock, hardcore punk Length = 28:12 Label = Fat Wreck Chords… …   Wikipedia

  • to the nines — I pp In fine clothes Seamus Allgood came to the party dressedto the nines. 1700s II pp In fine clothes. Seamus Allgood came to the party dressedto the nines. 1700s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • to (or Brit. up to) the nines — to a great or elaborate extent: she was dressed to the nines. → nine …   English new terms dictionary

  • To the Nines (novel) — infobox Book | name = To the Nines title orig = translator = image caption = First edition cover author = Janet Evanovich cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Stephanie Plum genre = Crime novel publisher = St. Martin …   Wikipedia

  • dressed to the nines — • dressed to the nines/teeth dressed elegantly The stars were all dressed to the nines during the Academy Awards ceremony …   Idioms and examples

  • dressed up to the nines —    Someone dressed up to the nines is wearing very smart or glamorous clothes.     Caroline must be going to a party she s dressed up to the nines …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dressed to the nines — If you are in your very best clothes, you re dressed to the nines …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • dressed to the nines — AND dressed to the teeth mod. dressed very stylishly with nothing overlooked. □ She showed up for the picnic dressed to the nines. □ Clare is usually dressed to the teeth in order to impress people …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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