full dress


Origin:
1755–65

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full-dress

[fool-dres]
adjective
1.
formal and complete in all details: a full-dress uniform.
2.
done or presented completely or thoroughly.

Origin:
1755–65

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full dress
 
n
a.  a formal or ceremonial style of dress, such as white tie and tails for a man and a full-length evening dress for a woman
 b.  (as modifier): full-dress uniform

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Still, it was an important part of his character, and in a full-dress biography it deserves to be properly explored.
Wade decision is therefore the perfect hinge for a full-dress cultural war.
They all wore their full-dress diplomatic uniforms with the characteristic three-cornered plumed hats.
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