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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

fit to kill

Slang
To an extreme or elaborate degree: dressed up fit to kill.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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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.
Another question that arose from the affair was why Hizbullah had apparently moved away from its power base in the southeast to operate in Turkey's large metropoli, and why it had seen fit to kill other Islamists in such a grizzly manner.