be all dressed up and nowhere to go

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be all dressed up and nowhere to go

To be ready for an event or occasion that has since been canceled. Jimmy canceled our date tonight, so I'm all dressed up and nowhere to go. Jill is all dressed up and nowhere to go because the friend she was supposed to meet got sick.
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be all dressed up and/with nowhere to go

to be dressed and ready to go somewhere nice, but not have anywhere to go Rob rang up and said he had to work late, so there I was, all dressed up with nowhere to go.
See also: all, and, dress, nowhere, up