What's the "een" in Halloween?
Extremely well and fancily dressed or decorated; doll up: She's dressed to the teeth in magenta silksmodifier
: our dressed-to-the-teeth test carverb phrase
: when she wrote articles about textured stockings and dressed to the ninesRelated Terms
[first form 1970s+, second 1940s+, third 1859+; to the teeth implies ''completely, from the bottom up''; to the nines is probably based on nine as a nearly perfect number just under ten, or on nine as a mystical or sacred number in numerology, the product of three times three]