sunday best

Sunday clothes

noun
a person's best or newest clothing, as saved for Sundays and special occasions.
Also called Sunday best.


Origin:
1635–45

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Sunday best
 
n
one's best clothes, esp regarded as those most suitable for churchgoing

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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"). [Mid-1800s]

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