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 A "bib" and a "tucker" are now-outdated clothing embellishments.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

poke (one's) bib in

To involve oneself in an intrusive or nosy manner into something that is not one's business or responsibility. Primarily heard in Australia. I wish my neighbors would quit poking their bibs in and just leave us alone! Liam, don't poke your bib in your brother's affairs—he can manage well enough on his own.
See also: bib, poke

stick (one's) bib in

To involve oneself in an intrusive or nosy manner into something that is not one's business or responsibility. Primarily heard in Australia. I wish my neighbors would quit sticking their bibs in and just leave us alone! Liam, don't stick your bib in your brother's affairs—he can manage well enough on his own.
See also: bib, stick

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.
See also: and, bib, tucker

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either a bib (frill at front of a man's shirt) or a tucker (ornamental lace covering a woman's neck and shoulders) is obsolete, the phrase survives.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.
See also: and, bib, tucker

stick your bib in

or

poke your bib in

AUSTRALIAN, INFORMAL
If someone sticks their bib in or pokes their bib in, they interfere in a situation or an argument. I wish he wouldn't keep sticking his bib in. Note: You can also say that someone sticks their bib into something. They want to limit the right of unions to stick their bibs into disputes where none of their members is actually involved.
See also: bib, stick

your best bib and tucker

OLD-FASHIONED
If you are wearing your best bib and tucker, you are wearing very smart, formal clothes. The conference guests all turned up on time in their best bib and tucker. Note: In the past, a `bib' was the part of an apron which covered the chest. A `tucker' was a decorative part of a woman's dress, covering her neck and shoulders.
See also: and, bib, tucker

your best bib and tucker

your best clothes. informal
Bib and tucker originally referred to certain items of women's clothing. A bib is a garment worn over the upper front part of the body (e.g. the bib of an apron), and a tucker was a decorative piece of lace formerly worn on a woman's bodice.
See also: and, bib, tucker

stick (or poke) your bib in

interfere. Australian & New Zealand informal
See also: bib, stick

your best bib and ˈtucker

(humorous) your best clothes that you only wear on special occasions: Bill put on his best bib and tucker and booked a table at a top restaurant for a romantic dinner.
Bib and tucker are both items of clothing worn in the past.
See also: and, bib, tucker
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