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    frank cereska is offline Newbie
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    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.

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    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.

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