One's best clothes; best bib and tucker: both wearing what Delaney descibed as Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes
[entry form 1779+; fr the earlier Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes]
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Idioms and Phrases with sunday best
One's finest clothes, as in They were all in their Sunday best for the photographer. This expression alludes to reserving one's best clothes for going to church; indeed, an older idiom is Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes (meeting here meaning “prayer meeting”).