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(all) dressed up

Dressed very nicely, perhaps more formally than usual. You need to be dressed up for this event tonight—a suit and tie is appropriate. Because I was all dressed up for the birthday party, I was embarrassed when I saw that the other guests were in shorts and T-shirts. Why are you all dressed up today? Are you going out after work?
See also: dress, up
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*(all) dressed up

dressed in one's best clothes; dressed formally. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; get someone ~.) I really hate to get all dressed up just to go somewhere to eat.
See also: dress, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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