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dressed to the teeth

Slang definitions & phrases for dressed to the teeth

dressed to the teeth

adjective phrase

Extremely well and fancily dressed or decorated; doll up: She's dressed to the teeth in magenta silks

modifier

: our dressed-to-the-teeth test car

verb phrase

: when she wrote articles about textured stockings and dressed to the nines

Related Terms

the whole nine yards

[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]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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