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    Hello

    Dear teacher

    A)what do these terms mean

    1)this car is a real 10

    2)deep six some one

    3)dressed to nines(I am not sure about nines’ spell if I am wrong please correct me)

    4)one-in-a-million

    best wishes

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad
    Hello

    Dear teacher

    A)what do these terms mean

    1)this car is a real 10

    2)deep six some one

    3)dressed to nines(I am not sure about nines’ spell if I am wrong please correct me)

    4)one-in-a-million

    best wishes
    This car is a real 10...means it's the best, gets the highest score...10 out of 10.
    deep six someone - means to get rid of someone by killing the person. Six meaning "six feet under" (grave), do someone in.
    dressed to the nines or dressed to kill is to really dress up to attract attention, put your best clothes on that make heads turn.
    one in a million - very rare.

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    'dressed to kill'

    Also, 'dressed to the nines'. Elaborately attired, as in 'For the opening of the restaurant she was dressed to kill', or 'At the opera everyone was dressed to the nines'. The first of these hyperbolic expressions dates from the early 1800s and uses kill in the sense of “to a great or impressive degree.” The phrase 'to the nines' in the sense of “superlative” dates from the late 1700s and its original meaning has been lost, but the most likely theory is that it alludes to the fact that nine, the highest single-digit numeral, stands for “best.”

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