fit to kill


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fit to kill

To an extreme, excessive, or lavish degree. I'm sure she had a great time at the gala—she was dolled up fit to kill when she left here.
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fit to kill

Rur. a great deal; to the highest possible degree. We laughed fit to kill when we saw the expression on Jim's face. I had my car gussied up fit to kill.
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fit to kill

Excessively, immoderately, as in She was dressed up fit to kill. [Colloquial; mid-1800s] Also see dressed to kill.
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fit to kill

Slang
To an extreme or elaborate degree: dressed up fit to kill.
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If assisting someone who is terminally ill (however loosely that is defined) to kill themselves is right, (indeed a 'right') then why is it wrong to help someone who is physically fit to kill themselves?
I came off fit to kill him because I thought he had gotten a straight red but I was walking away, I wasn't looking when he got his second yellow.
Burke, who trains in Mallow, County Cork, says: "I've been fit to kill him at times, but it's impossible not to like him.
Years later, Parulskis comes back to these themes in a work he calls "a novel," which is more like a series of episodes from the military days mixed into a curious love story, in which the hero's beloved loves him fit to kill, and almost does, to consummate their love.
And when one is so arrayed, we call it not only dressed up, but spruced up, dressed to the nines, dressed fit to kill, in fine feathers, and even (for men only) in tails.