All dressed up and nowhere to go - You're prepared for something that isn't going to happen.
Dress someone down - If you dress someone down, you scold them.
Dress to kill - When someone is dressed to kill, they are dressed very smartly.
Dressed to the nines - If you are in your very best clothes, you're dressed to the nines.
Mutton dressed as lamb - Mutton dressed as lamb is term for middle-aged or elderly people trying to look younger.
Window dressing - If something is done to pretend to be dealing with an issue or problem, rather than actually dealing with it, it is window dressing.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. drecier, to make straight, raise, set up, prepare, arrange, F. dresser, (assumed) LL. directiare, fr. L. dirigere, directum, to direct; dis-, + regere, to rule. See Right, and cf. Address Adroit Direct Dirge
She was handsomely dressed; but there again I felt the same want.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
She noticed his dress particularly, because well-dressed men were rare in Rainharbour.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
His dress was the dress which she herself had seen and examined.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
The girls' white dresses suited their fresh young faces.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
When working in the kitchen the Scout should wear a clean, washable dress, or a washable apron which covers her dress.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Her dress was blue, like the dress she had died in.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Kitty, what dress are you going to wear at the festival to-night?
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
That was she; with the very same dress, such a charming dress!
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
When there is company, never attempt to dress any thing which you have not ascertained that you can do perfectly well.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
The guests wear reception dresses or handsome street dresses.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
And many women pass
Dressed in white,
As thoughts of noon pass
From sea to sea.
"Where My Sight Goes" by Yvor Winters
You in a white dress wandering into the night,
Shadows and light ...
"Shadows And Light" by Isobel Stone
I was gathering
Leaves of the Wakana
Why did the snow fall
On my dress?
"Green Food For A Queen" by Edward Powys Mathers
I only have one dress,
worn thin and faded,
but it will last an eternity
even before God, perhaps.
"Song Of The Orphan" by Rainer Maria Rilke
To-morrow will make it what hands cannot:
Limp and warm with babyness,
A hallowed thing,
A baby's dress.
"A Baby's Dress" by Hazel Hall
No flashy stranger in her house,
No gad-about they know.
The homely odour of your dress
Proclaims you as you go.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
Guys, you know you have to put on the dress shirt and tie to go to work but now you can be comfy in the britches (yes, I did just type britches), with the new Dress Pant Sweatpants .
But, what I do know is that this teacup piglet dressed in a pink dress is destined for superstardom.
It's Your New Year: 2012 NYE Parties for fancy people, poor people, Juggalo people, people who want to dress up , people who want to dress down + other kinds of people, too.
SoJO 104.9's upcoming spring bash at The Melting Pot in Atlantic City will have you ditching your little black dress for a little PINK dress.
Both were dressed to the nines with Kim, 31, beaming in a sleek black dress.
You want your wedding dress to fit perfectly, just like this Anne Barge dress available at www.yourdreamdress.com.
Wedding dresses line the racks on Wednesday at The Villager , a locally owned wedding dress shop on Broadway that has recently announced its closing.
One of course is dressing, should you dress classy.
Nicole Scherzinger, a former member of the Pussycat Dolls, stepped out this past week in a dress that gives social networking a new place on the map – the Twitter Dress.
From the red carpet to the streets, Hollywood's hottest stars were dressed to rock and shock on Tuesday – and RadarOnline.com has all the photos in our daily Best & Worst Dressed fashion feature.
These bridesmaids dresses from Leona by Lauren Leonard (Alberta One Shoulder Dress.
In Capitol Fashion Our best-dressed (and not-so-best-dressed) political women.
Wedding Dresses,Wedding Gowns,cheap Wedding Dresses, Bridal D. A forum for discussion of sports and sports collecting.
Voters have already determined the couple, the wedding dress and the bridesmaids ' dresses.
Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaid Dresses,Wedding Gowns,Bridal Dres.
Weinstein: Poisson Lie groups, dressing transformations and Bruhat decompositions, J.
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
The history (intermediate particles) will be used by the SHGs to decipher which combinations of particles should have their masses ﬁxed and which particle decays should be “dressed” by the parton shower.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
N |p > + Xλ=± λ (k)|p − k ; k(λ, c) > where |p > is a free quark state with momentum p, |ψp > is a dressed quark state, and |p − k ; k(λ, c) > is a state of a quark, of momentum p − k , and a gluon of momentum k , helicity λ and color c.
Parton Saturation-An Overview
The dressed energy is the thermal operator, with coupling zc − z ∼ (µc − µ)1−∆2,1 = (gc − g )1/3 , hence upon inversion we get a singularity of the free energy of the form given by gc − g ∼ (zc − z)2−α , with α = −1.
Critical and Tricritical Hard Objects on Bicolorable Random Lattices: Exact Solutions
Three transmitting paths through a system of three scatterers, showing no loops, one loop of length two, and the same loop of length two “dressed” by two loops of length one, respectively.
Modeling the propagation of a signal through a layered nanostructure: Connections between the statistical properties of waves and random walks