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soup-and-fish

[soop-uh n-fish] /ˈsup ənˈfɪʃ/
noun, Informal.
1.
a man's formal evening clothes.
Origin
alluding to the early courses of a formal dinner
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soup-and-fish

noun

A man's formal evening dress: getting into the soup-and-fish

[1908+; fr the formality of a dinner that commences with the soup and then the fish course]


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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