dressed to kill

dressed to kill

Meaning:
- elaborately attired, dressed to draw attraction
- dressed very nicely, extravagantly
- intentionally wearing clothes that attract attention and admiration

Examples:
1. She arrived at the reception dressed to kill.
2. The man was dressed to kill in a tuxedo, hat, gold watch and expensive shoes, because he was going to accept an award.
3. I want to marry with that beautiful girl who always dressed to kill.

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This is now a term exclusively applied to females exposing either a large amount of un-covered skin or wearing tight fitting clothes with similar intention as previously described ‘literally dressed to kill’

- Felix February 23, 2020

It is my understanding it originated with Napoleons Imperial Guard, 1799-1815 they were an elite group and were treated as such, including uniforms that were basically tuxedos with tails, the finest pants and boots. And literally dressed to kill.

- Napoleon June 20, 2019

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