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Sunday best

one's best clothing, which one would wear to church. (See also Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.) We are in our Sunday best, ready to go. I got mud on my Sunday best.
See also: Sunday

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]
See also: Sunday

Sunday best

n. one’s best clothing, which one would wear to church. We are in our Sunday best, ready to go.
See also: Sunday
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The fashion-conscious browser will quickly note a sartorial indifference to changing styles of clothing and tonsure within which their iconic, and by now, in fact, fashionable image - of the working Englishman in his Sunday best, circa 1960 - has evolved only to accommodate subtle, inevitable signs of increasing age.
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NAME the artist and the song and you could win prizes: Father wears his Sunday best Mother's tired she needs a rest The kids are playing up downstairs Sister's sighing in her sleep Brother's got a date to keep He can't hang around Entries with address by Wednesday, October 7, to John Dingwall, Daily Record, One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA or j.