to the nines


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to the nines

To the greatest degree or extent; to a point of perfection. (Especially in the phrase "dressed (up) to the nines.") I know it takes me a long time getting ready, but nothing feels better than being dressed to the nines for a night out on the town. Wow, they weren't kidding when they said this new club had been designed to the nines!
See also: nine, to
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to the nines

To perfection, to the highest degree; see under dressed to kill.
See also: nine, to
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.

to the nines

Informal
To the highest degree: dressed to the nines.
See also: nine, to
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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