dressed to kill

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dressed to kill

informal
: wearing very fancy or attractive clothes
  • We attended the party dressed to kill.

Word by Word Definitions

dress play dressed
  1. : to make or set straight

  2. : to arrange (troops, equipment, etc.) in a straight line and at proper intervals

  3. : to prepare for use or service

  1. : apparel, clothing

  2. : an outer garment (as for a woman or girl) usually consisting of a one-piece bodice and skirt

  3. : covering, adornment, or appearance appropriate or peculiar to a particular time

  1. : suitable for a formal occasion

  2. : requiring or permitting formal dress

  3. : relating to or used for a dress

kill play
  1. : to deprive of life : cause the death of

  2. : to slaughter (an animal) for food

  3. : to convert a food animal into (a kind of meat) by slaughtering

  1. : an act or instance of killing

  2. : a decisive act that conclusively secures something (such as a deal or win)

  3. : something killed: such as

  1. : channel, creek


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