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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 A "bib" and a "tucker" are now-outdated clothing embellishments.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.
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your best bib and tucker

  (old-fashioned, humorous)
the best or most formal clothes that you own We were all dressed in our best bib and tucker for my aunt's wedding.
See the best thing since sliced bread
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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either a bib (frill at front of a man's shirt) or a tucker (ornamental lace covering a woman's neck and shoulders) is obsolete, the phrase survives.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.
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To those who qualified, bib bandits are a sort of modern-day Rosie Ruiz taking a shortcut to the finish line.
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It a fun thing for all of us - the women enjoy doing it,'' said volunteer Dee Stanley, who coordinates the bib effort.
Everyone is a winner at Joe's Crab Shack, and bib wearers can redeem their food and discount prizes via Joe's Web site by submitting the codes printed on their bibs.
Answers asked whether it was better to use snaps or Velcro to make her baby bibs and 7 out of 9 persons who answered preferred snaps.
We intend to give the army our full support as our BiBs are placed through vigorous training exercises and evaluations, Estrella said.
That's the vision No More Bibs had in mind when creating their stain repellent clothes that are nearly impossible to stain.
As a mum with four children, I had to deal with of a lot of babies' dribbles, and I was frustrated at the dull bits of cloth or tacky plastic bibs you could buy in the shops," says Lara.
The company's founder Sarah Parsons, who also runs children's play products provider Keeko Kids, spotted the Mally bibs while on a family trip to Canada.
Mr Harvey donated the bibs because he thought they were needed to improve safety.
When Stephen and Amanda Wilkes, founders of Comfy Catch (UK) Ltd, tried to persuade their 18 month old son Anthony to wear a conventional trough type bib, all they got were tears and tantrums.
I started by outsourcing manufacturing to Mexico to cut costs," she explains, "and then switched to a company in North Carolina so the bibs could be made in America.
Women jurors wept as they listened to Darren Jenkinson describe killing the two infants with their bibs.
The Fuel Bib package includes five (5) one time recommended use bibs in a full color four sided package card outlining the story behind the Fuel bib, instructions, additional uses and contact information sealed in a resalable plastic package.
is pleased to announce that it has signed a license to provide "Messages from the Heart," bibs created by Sandra Magsamen.