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    These expressions

    Hi everyone,
    Is there any differenece among the followings:

    one's Sunday best
    one's glad rags
    one's best bib and tucker

    gnash one's teeth
    grind one's teeth

    Cheers,

    Rida

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    Re: These expressions

    Quote Originally Posted by rida33 View Post
    Hi everyone,
    Is there any differenece among the followings:

    one's Sunday best
    one's glad rags
    one's best bib and tucker

    gnash one's teeth
    grind one's teeth

    Cheers,

    Rida

    Yes, there are differences, but they are quite subtle.

    one's Sunday best....................... usually best clothes, but quite formal: the sort you might wear to go to church.

    one's glad rags............................ not necessarily "best" clothes, but clothes that you feel good wearing: the sort you'd wear to a party or on a night out.

    one's best bib and tucker................again not necessarily "best" clothes (like Sunday best), but certainly good clothes that are more formal than glad rags but less so than Sunday best: the sort you'd wear to go to an expensive restuarant or a job interview, for example.



    gnash one's teeth................. bang them together in rage.

    grind one's teeth.................. rub them together continually, usually when you're frustrated or anxious.



    buggles (not a teacher)

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