Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2013
    • Posts: 1
    #1

    origination of popular expression

    What is tyhe ORIGIN of the expression "dressed to the nines"?

    Other answers included variousd uses but none gave the origen.

  2. probus's Avatar
    Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • Posts: 4,357
    #2

    Re: origination of popular expression

    Some people claim it comes from an old saying. "Nine tailors make a man (or the man)." That seems plausible, but I cannot say for certain. Also, there seems to be no consensus as to what the "Nine tailors ..." saying means.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •