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after Saturday comes Sunday

A translation of a rare Arabic phrase attributed to militant Islamic extremists, meaning that Jews (who celebrate the Sabbath on Saturday) will be killed first, followed by Christians (whose Sabbath is on Sunday). We weren't sure of the safety of the area, but when we saw the phrase "After Saturday Comes Sunday" graffitied on the wall, we knew we should leave.
See also: after, come, Saturday, Sunday

from here to Sunday

1. All over the place; over a very wide area or distance. I shudder to think of shopping on Black Friday, when every store from here to Sunday is crawling with consumers. When I saw my brother get off the train, I had a smile on my face from here to Sunday.
2. At great length; as much as possible. My father cussed me out from here to Sunday when he found out I'd taken the car without his permission last night. This book is boring me from here to Sunday, but I have to give a report on it next week.
See also: here, Sunday

eight ways from Sunday

Thoroughly or completely; in every possible way; from every conceivable angle. Everyone had their money on the reigning champion, but he was beaten eight ways from Sunday by the newcomer. We researched the case eight ways from Sunday, but there didn't seem to be any way that we could win with the evidence at hand.
See also: eight, Sunday, way

eight ways to Sunday

Thoroughly or completely; in every possible way; from every conceivable angle. Everyone had their money on the reigning champion, but he was beaten eight ways to Sunday by the newcomer. We researched the case eight ways to Sunday, but there didn't seem to be any way that we could win with the evidence at hand.
See also: eight, Sunday, way

forty ways from Sunday

Thoroughly or completely; in every possible way; from every conceivable angle. Everyone had their money on the reigning champion, but he was beaten forty ways from Sunday by the newcomer. We researched the case forty ways from Sunday, but there didn't seem to be any way that we could win with the evidence at hand.
See also: forty, Sunday, way

forty ways to Sunday

Thoroughly or completely; in every possible way; from every conceivable angle. Everyone had their money on the reigning champion, but he was beaten forty ways to Sunday by the newcomer. We researched the case forty ways to Sunday, but there didn't seem to be any way that we could win with the evidence at hand.
See also: forty, Sunday, way

six ways from Sunday

Thoroughly or completely; in every possible way; from every conceivable angle. Everyone had their money on the reigning champion, but he was beaten six ways from Sunday by the newcomer. We researched the case six ways from Sunday, but there didn't seem to be any way that we could win with the evidence at hand.
See also: six, Sunday, way

six ways to Sunday

Thoroughly or completely; in every possible way; from every conceivable angle. Everyone had their money on the reigning champion, but he was beaten six ways to Sunday by the newcomer. We researched the case six ways to Sunday, but there didn't seem to be any way that we could win with the evidence at hand.
See also: six, Sunday, way

(one's) Sunday finest

One's very best clothes, as one would wear to a Sunday church service. Instead of some big party, let's all get dressed up in our Sunday finest and go for lunch at a fancy restaurant for my birthday! This is going to be a formal event, so please come dressed in your Sunday finest.
See also: fin, Sunday

(one's) Sunday best

One's very best clothes, as one would wear to a Sunday church service. Instead of some big party, let's all get dressed up in our Sunday best and go for lunch at a fancy restaurant for my birthday! This is going to be a formal event, so please come dressed in your Sunday best.
See also: Sunday

a week tomorrow/on (some day)/etc.

One week from the day specified. Primarily heard in UK. I'm flying to Ireland a week on Saturday for my brother's wedding. We need that report finished a week tomorrow.
See also: on, tomorrow, week

a week yesterday/last (some day)/etc.

One week before the day specified. They only gave me the assignment a week yesterday, so I'm really stressed out about getting it finished by tomorrow. Chris left on his work trip a week last Tuesday.
See also: last, week, yesterday

(one's) Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes

One's very best clothes, as one might wear to a Sunday church service. Instead of some big party, let's all get dressed up in our Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes and go for lunch at a fancy restaurant for my birthday! This is going to be a formal event, so please come dressed in your Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes. The only time we got dressed up in Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes and went to mass was for Christmas and Easter.
See also: clothes

Sunday driver

An aggravatingly slow driver. Likened to one out for a leisurely "Sunday drive." For the most part, I like the relaxed attitude down here. But I absolutely detest all the Sunday drivers on the road! It took me nearly an extra hour to get home because I got stuck behind some Sunday driver.
See also: driver, Sunday

Sunday punch

1. slang A particularly heavy blow; a powerful punch able or intended to knock someone out. Creed connected a Sunday punch to Tyson's head early in the third round, sending him sprawling to the mat. She may look scrawny, but you don't want to be on the receiving end of one of her Sunday punches.
2. slang By extension, any maneuver, action, or remark that causes devastating harm to one's opponent. She dredged up her opponent's tax records during the debate, apparently convinced it was a Sunday punch that would bury him. The rebel forces were preparing to throw a Sunday punch at the fascists in command of the country.
See also: punch, Sunday

*in one's Sunday best

Rur. in one's best clothes; in the clothes one wears to church. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) All the children were dressed up in their Sunday best. I like to be in my Sunday best whenever I go out. Let's get into our Sunday best and go out for dinner.
See also: Sunday

know as much about something as a hog knows about Sunday

Rur. to have no knowledge of something. Don't let Jim make dessert for the picnic. He knows as much about pies as a hog knows about Sunday. I had quite a time changing the tire, since I know as much about cars as a hog knows about Sunday.
See also: hog, know, much, Sunday

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.
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Sunday driver

a slow and leisurely driver who appears to be sightseeing and enjoying the view, holding up traffic in the process. (Also a term of address.) I'm a Sunday driver, and I'm sorry. I just can't bear to go faster. Move over, you Sunday driver!
See also: driver, Sunday

Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes

Rur. one's best clothes. (See also Sunday best.) John was all dressed up in his Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes. I hate to be wearing my Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes when everyone else is casually dressed.
See also: clothes

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

your Sunday ˈbest

(informal, humorous) your best clothes: She got all dressed up in her Sunday best to meet her boyfriend’s parents.
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Sunday best

n. one’s best clothing, which one would wear to church. We are in our Sunday best, ready to go.
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Sunday driver

n. a slow and leisurely driver who appears to be sightseeing and enjoying the view, holding up traffic in the process. (Also a term of address.) Move over, you Sunday driver!
See also: driver, Sunday

Sunday punch

n. a very solid and destructive blow; one’s best blow. Ralph aimed a Sunday punch at Frederick’s nose, but he missed and spun about, striking his elbow on the banister.
See also: punch, Sunday

best bib and tucker, one's

Dressed in one’s finest clothes. A tucker was an ornamental piece of lace worn by women in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to cover the neck and shoulders. A bib was either a fancy frill worn at the front of a man’s shirt or an actual formal shirt front. Their pairing with best dates from the mid-eighteenth century. The word bib appeared in print in America in 1795: “The old gentleman put on his best bib and band [i.e., collar]” (The Art of Courting, Newburyport, Massachusetts). A later locution, dating from the mid-nineteenth century, is one’s Sunday best, also known as Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes. It refers to an era when one’s finery was reserved for church (or “prayer meeting”). These Americanisms sound archaic today. See also gussied up.
See also: and, bib

Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes

Best finery. Churchgoers never wore their everyday clothing to worship service. Instead, they wore their Sunday best, their Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.
See also: clothes
References in classic literature ?
But I beg and pray of you to leave off weaving of a Sunday, for it's bad for soul and body--and the money as comes i' that way 'ull be a bad bed to lie down on at the last, if it doesn't fly away, nobody knows where, like the white frost.
The sunshine was on them: that early autumn sunshine which we should know was not summer's, even if there were not the touches of yellow on the lime and chestnut; the Sunday sunshine too, which has more than autumnal calmness for the working man; the morning sunshine, which still leaves the dew-crystals on the fine gossamer webs in the shadow of the bushy hedgerows.
The autumnal Sunday sunshine soothed him, but not by preparing him with resignation to the disappointment if his mother--if he himself--proved to be mistaken about Dinah.
The law said distinctly that no salmon should be caught on Sunday.
But its sound had revived a long train of miserable Sundays, and the procession would not stop with the bell, but continued to march on.
It's ridiculous they can only open a few hours in a Sunday.
Round 1: Sunday, April 4, Thruxton; Round 2: Sunday, April 25, Rockingham; Round 3: Sunday, May 2, Brands Hatch (Grand Prix); Round 4: Sunday, June 6, Oulton Park (Island); Round 5: Sunday, June 20, Croft; Round 6: Sunday, August 8, Snetterton; Round 7: Sunday, August 22, Silverstone (National); Round 8: Sunday, September 5, Knockhill; Round 9: Sunday, September 19, Donington Park; Round 10: Sunday, October 10, Brands Hatch (Indy).
Thus, it remains true that no one is required by the Holy See, on Mercy Sunday, to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, or venerate the image of the Divine Mercy, or do anything else that springs from St.
World Communion Sunday has its origin in the mid-1930s in the precincts of the United States' Presbyterian Church and was envisioned as an interdenominational event.
Hebburn Civic Centre, St John's Church at 10am on Sunday.
Even if a well-planned Passion Sunday drama has the effect of bringing tears to the eyes of congregation members, who join in the shouts to crucify the Son of God, we have a responsibility as preachers to shed light on this somewhat confusing day.
Northern and southern Protestants viewed Sunday Schools as a way both to reclaim order out of social chaos and to heal sectional wounds.
But, an equal number of Sunday school educators are praising Seasons, saying it has helped them share their faith more fully with children and their families.
Caldicot Castle - one child free per adult ticket - Sunday, June 15.