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bib and tucker

noun
1.
clothes:
to dress in one's best bib and tucker.
Origin of bib and tucker
1740-1750
1740-50
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  • First, though, I'm going to tell young bib-and-tucker over there a thing or two about his new toy.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for bib-and-tucker

bib and tucker

noun
1.
(informal) an outfit of clothes (esp in the phrase best bib and tucker)
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