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glad rags

Fancy attire. This isn't a formal event, so there's no need for your glad rags.
See also: glad, rag
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glad rags

Stylish clothes, as in Let's put on our glad rags and go out on the town. [Slang; late 1800s]
See also: glad, rag
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.

ˈglad rags

(old-fashioned, informal) smart clothes worn for a party, etc: We put our glad rags on and went to the theatre.
See also: glad, rag
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glad

mod. alcohol intoxicated. After a few beers she was a mite glad.

glad rags

n. fancy clothes; best clothing. (see also rag.) I’ll get on my glad rags, and we’ll go out tonight.
See also: glad, rag
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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