What does 'First up, best dressed' mean?

First up, best dressed comes from big families; the first child awake wore the best clothes, so if you are first to do something, you are ahead or have an advantage. Similar to the early bird catches the worm.

(First in, best dressed is also used.)

  • Category: Clothes
  • Contributed By: Dean Turner

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