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The meaning of "dressed to the nines"

" Dressed to the nines "
Very smartly dressed, in one's best clothes.
It's my daughter's wedding today. All the family will be dressed to the nines.
Where did it originate?:
Britain - 19th century.
Where is it used?:
In the UK, mostly amongst the older generation.
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