coat and tie


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coat and tie

Semi-formal attire for men that consists of a sports coat and tie. Tell him that he doesn't need to get all dressed up for this event—a coat and tie is perfectly fine.
See also: and, coat, tie

coat and tie

[for men] a jacket or sports coat and necktie. (A respectable but less than formal standard of dress.) My brother was not wearing a coat and tie, and they would not admit him into the restaurant. I always carry a coat and tie in my car just in case I have to dress up a little for something.
See also: and, coat, tie