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    I broke in that dress at the wedding

    Hello.

    Does "break in" mean to use something for the first time? Or does it mean to use something for the first time to make it comfortable?

    Have I used it correctly?

    I broke in that dress at the wedding of my friend.
    I broke in the shoes at a friend's party.

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    Re: I broke in that dress at the wedding

    In the case of shoes, it means wearing them a few times in order to make them feel less like stiff new shoes and, therefore, more comfortable. I've never heard of anyone breaking in a dress.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I broke in that dress at the wedding

    I see. Is there an idiom which means to use a dress for the first time?

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    Re: I broke in that dress at the wedding

    You could borrow from other contexts and say something like "I premiered my new dress at ..." or "My new dress debuted at ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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