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(one's) best bib and tucker

One's dressiest or most formal attire. A "bib" and a "tucker" are now-outdated clothing embellishments. Be sure to wear your best bib and tucker to the gala tonight
See also: and, bib, tucker

one's best bib and tucker

Rur. one's best clothing. I always put on my best bib and tucker on Sundays. Put on your best bib and tucker, and let's go to the city.
See also: and, bib, tucker

best bib and tucker

One's finest clothes, dressed up, as in The men were told to put on their best bib and tucker for the dinner dance. Although wearing either a bib (frill at front of a man's shirt) or a tucker (ornamental lace covering a woman's neck and shoulders) is obsolete, the phrase survives. [Mid-1700s] For a synonym, see Sunday best.
See also: and, bib, tucker

stick your bib in


poke your bib in

If someone sticks their bib in or pokes their bib in, they interfere in a situation or an argument. I wish he wouldn't keep sticking his bib in. Note: You can also say that someone sticks their bib into something. They want to limit the right of unions to stick their bibs into disputes where none of their members is actually involved.
See also: bib, stick

your best bib and tucker

If you are wearing your best bib and tucker, you are wearing very smart, formal clothes. The conference guests all turned up on time in their best bib and tucker. Note: In the past, a `bib' was the part of an apron which covered the chest. A `tucker' was a decorative part of a woman's dress, covering her neck and shoulders.
See also: and, bib, tucker

your best bib and tucker

your best clothes. informal
Bib and tucker originally referred to certain items of women's clothing. A bib is a garment worn over the upper front part of the body (e.g. the bib of an apron), and a tucker was a decorative piece of lace formerly worn on a woman's bodice.
See also: and, bib, tucker

stick (or poke) your bib in

interfere. Australian & New Zealand informal
See also: bib, stick

your best bib and ˈtucker

(humorous) your best clothes that you only wear on special occasions: Bill put on his best bib and tucker and booked a table at a top restaurant for a romantic dinner.
Bib and tucker are both items of clothing worn in the past.
See also: and, bib, tucker
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Caption: BOTTOM: Alex van Bibber with Hillary Clinton.
Donna Bibber, president of micro-part project specialist Micro Engineering Solutions, LLC says micromolded components generally have one or more of the following attributes: the parts weigh a fraction of a plastic pellet's mass (or fractions of a gram), they have a wall thicknesses less than 0.
One woman fainted at her house and then again as she was getting into the ambulance," Bibber recalled.
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Tokkelossie," so bibber sy stemmetjie swak; Die mannetjie kom, laat sy bondeltjie sak, En vra met 'n stem wat soos donkerwoord slaan: "my swartper, hoe dink jy waar kom ek vandaan?
Chairing the seminars will be Professor Duc Pham from the MEC, Cardiff and speakers include: Donna Bibber from Micro Engineering Solutions in the US; Peter Manser of the Centre for Micro & Nano Moulding in the UK; Arthur Turner, of Deckel Grinders in the UK; Jonathan Montgomery, of SmalTec in the US; Wally Cruz, of Wallyco in Puerto Rico; and Svetan Ratchev, of Precision Manufacturing Group in the UK.
We have learned how to develop our own tooling for micro-molding, and that has allowed us to produce complex parts," says Bibber.
Bibber, President of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk, ME, was officially installed as president of Selected Independent Funeral Homes for 2004-05 during the association's 86th annual meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 5-10.
In the Fall Sitting, a total of 11 bills (all Government bills) were granted Assent by Commissioner Van Bibber.
Many people in the real estate lending industry do not understand how SMART Document technology works," Terry Van Bibber, president of Safedocs, said.
The burgeoning e-mortgage industry has made great strides toward implementation of a completely electronic loan closing process," adds Safedocs' President and founder, Terry Van Bibber.
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Biometrics takes security to a whole new level," said Safedocs President Terry Van Bibber.
and AtPac enables us to offer the mortgage industry a solution that is cost effective, flexible, easy to implement and is available today," said Terry Van Bibber, president of Safedocs.
The twelve government bills to which Commissioner Van Bibber granted assent were: