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dress rehearsal

noun
1.
a rehearsal of a play or other performance in costume and with scenery, properties, and lights arranged and operated as for a performance: often the final rehearsal.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • While the musicians are off for a dress rehearsal, some of the journalists are taken on a tour of the city.
  • The third preseason game is often called a dress rehearsal for the regular season.
British Dictionary definitions for dress rehearsal

dress rehearsal

noun
1.
the last complete rehearsal of a play or other work, using costumes, scenery, lighting, etc, as for the first night
2.
any full-scale practice
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