your best bib and tucker

(your) best bib and tucker old-fashioned, humorous the best or most formal clothes that you own.

We were all dressed in our best bib and tucker for my aunt's wedding.


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  • your best bib and tucker — your best bib and ˈtucker idiom (humorous) your best clothes that you only wear on special occasions Main entry: ↑bibidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • best bib and tucker — (your) best bib and tucker old fashioned, humorous the best or most formal clothes that you own. We were all dressed in our best bib and tucker for my aunt s wedding …   New idioms dictionary

  • best bib and tucker — Meaning Your best clothes. Origin In the 17th and 18th centuries women wore tuckers, which were overgarments of lace to protect their clothes …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • bib — [bıb] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from bib to drink (14 20 centuries), perhaps from Latin bibere; BIBULOUS] 1.) a piece of cloth or plastic tied under a baby s chin to protect its clothes when it is eating 2.) the part of an ↑apron,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tucker — tuck|er1 [ˈtʌkə US ər] v tucker out [tucker sb out] phr v [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: tuck to criticize angrily ( TUCK1) + er (as in batter)] AmE informal to make someone very tired ▪ By the end of the day, we were all pretty tuckered out. tucker 2 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tucker — 1 verb tucker sb out phrasal verb (T) AmE informal to make someone very tired: The kids were tuckered out after the walk. 2 noun (U) AustrE, NZE informal food see also: your best bib and tucker bib (3) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bib — noun (C) 1 a piece of cloth or plastic tied under a baby s chin to protect its clothes when it is eating 2 the upper part of an apron (1), dungarees (1), or overalls (overall3 (2)), above the waist 3 your best bib and tucker humorous your best… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bib — [ bıb ] noun count 1. ) a piece of cloth that is tied round a baby s neck and hangs down to protect its clothes while eating or drinking 2. ) a square part above the waist of some types of skirt or pants that covers your chest someone s best bib… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bib — UK [bɪb] / US noun [countable] Word forms bib : singular bib plural bibs 1) a piece of cloth that is tied round a baby s neck and hangs down to protect its clothes while eating or drinking 2) a square part above the waist of some types of skirt… …   English dictionary

  • clothing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Wearing apparel Nouns 1. clothing, clothes, apparel, wear, dress, attire, array, raiment, garments, garb, costume, outfit, habiliment, habit, rig, ensemble, caparison, drapery, toilette, fig, wardrobe,… …   English dictionary for students

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