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    Default doll up/ soup and fish

    Dear teachers,

    Would you help to me to make the proper choice of the meaning of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Go home and doll up in your soup and fish, Paul, and wipe that worried look off your map. Tonight we gamble. (E. S. Gardner, “The Case of the Dangerous Dowager.”)

    doll up = dress up, put on one’s Sunday best

    soup and fish = evening men’s clothes

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Default Re: doll up/ soup and fish

    Do you know these ones, vil:

    your best bib and tucker,
    to put one's glad rags on

    ?

    And this:

    Definition of glam (yourself) up from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus

    ?

    Your interpretation is okay.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...o-the-nines__1

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