dressed to the nines

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Synonyms for dressed to the nines

dressed in fancy or formal clothing

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Dressed to the nines and crossing a busy road outside theWales Millennium Centre, the Disney character was captured by the Google street car whichwas traversing the capital's streets last June.
Other guests on the night, who did come dressed to the nines, included dancer Kristina Rihanoff and her fianc Joe Calzaghe, the former boxing world champion, former professional footballer Robbie Savage, Olympic swimmer Mark Foster, dancers Ian Waite, Artem Chigvintsev, Natalie Lowe, Pasha Kovalev, Katya Virshilas and Aliona Vilani.
Brown came to court dressed to the nines in a silver silk dress, heels and a Chanel patchwork bag.
Still dressed to the nines, drinkers were carried back to their digs after celebrating the end of term in style at the Trinity May Ball.
might best be described as an aggressive knife dressed to the nines.
Fans are accustomed to seeing their beloved stars dressed to the nines and perfectly applied cosmetics.
Dressed to the nines, Kimberly and Nita started waving their bouquets in a bid to hitch a ride from bemused passing motorists.
When you're caught up in the Hurley-burley of acting life, it must be so easy to get dressed to the nines - and then step outside with your head on back to front
Another failed attempt to look half-smart coming up on Tuesday, with the kick-off of the dressed to the nines at lunchtime and falling out of their blouses at tea-time meeting, known as Royal Ascot.
Tea, coffee and cake were dished out from the usual trolleys but the volunteers were dressed to the nines in black and white rather than in overalls and the goodies were served on best china.
She was dressed to the nines and all done up, and it fell right on her head.
Willis recently joined her sisters Rumer, 23, and Tallulah, 17, at the dazzling Debutante's Ball in Paris, where the trio posed dressed to the nines for their night in the social limelight.
But Kate makes it into our Dressed to the Nines column this week because even in a not-quite-as-niceas-usual ensemble she still looks better than the rest of us can ever hope to.
Whether the crowds are dressed to the nines in top hats and tails and glamorous gowns, or keeping it casual, the 7500 race goers can enjoy Scotland's second-richest flat race.