in (one's) glad rags

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in (one's) glad rags

Dressed in one's fanciest clothes. This isn't a formal event, so there's no need to be in your glad rags. A group of teenagers in their glad rags boarded the bus on their way to the prom.
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in your glad rags

in your smartest clothes; in formal evening dress. informal
1922 H. B. Hermon-Hodge Up Against It In Nigeria We all turned out in our glad rags to join in the procession.
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Mods vs Rockers: Conference-goers party in their glad rags and let down their hair at the Old Ship Hotel on Brighton sea front
A convoy of white stretch limos arrived at the stadium to drop off the youngsters in their glad rags.
Then, at concert's end, Howard sent them smiling in their glad rags to the Joyce's doors on Eighth Avenue, where they thanked departing theatergoers for coming.