Sunday best


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(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

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.
See also: Sunday

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

Sunday best

n. one’s best clothing, which one would wear to church. We are in our Sunday best, ready to go.
See also: Sunday
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SUNDAY BEST Grainger Park's senior Sunday team (above) while (right) club volunteer of the year Nicola McCabe is pictured with Jake Bugg All pictures: ANDREW RAGSDALE PHOTOGRAPHY
We are a messy people, and too often we put on our shiny Sunday best to cover that up.
Anna Eder, who turned 101 this November, arrived for her interview dressed in her Sunday best.
The fashion-conscious browser will quickly note a sartorial indifference to changing styles of clothing and tonsure within which their iconic, and by now, in fact, fashionable image - of the working Englishman in his Sunday best, circa 1960 - has evolved only to accommodate subtle, inevitable signs of increasing age.
KIT SYMONS wants Fulham to put on their Sunday best against Charlton.
I met an artist on a train He said he was going my way And told me he had a "showing" Upon the following day I was Invited to his studio I dressed in my Sunday Best You should have seen what he did show me Yea
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30pm in a new digitally restored print as part of Tyneside Cinema's Sunday Best series.
Some said that while they train for years to handle the dangers of rescue work and the gut-wrenching realities that disasters leave behind, coming home to flowers and balloons, hand-painted signs and smiling loved ones dressed in their Sunday best still tugs at the heart.
Jimmy White put on his Sunday best in the pounds 400,000 Masters to delight a partisan home crowd at Wembley Conference Centre.
CIVIC leaders put on their colourful Sunday best for the Lord Mayor's Procession in Coventry yesterday.