Monday 14 May 2007

Phrase of the Day 81: 'dressed to a tea'

"to be dressed to a tea"

definition: to be well dressed with attention to detail.

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example: "Beware of any salesman that is dressed to a tea, smiles too much, and talks fast."

origin: A short way of saying "dressed for a tea" or "dressed to go to a tea". In the Victorian era, high tea was a formal affair. All proper people dressed in appropriate clothes.

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