Dressed to the nines!
Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.
Somebody who is "dressed to the nines" or "dressed up to the nines" is dressed to perfection or superlatively dressed. Writers have run up a whole wardrobe-full of ideas about where the expression comes from, but one very persistent theory is that the British Army's 99th Regiment of Foot were renowned for their smartness, so much so that the other regiments based with them at Aldershot in the 1850s were constantly trying to emulate them – to equal "the nines".
As you can see I am back home after spending a few days with Grandma, Molly and Holly.
Any explorer needs to be warm yet smart and I was so thrilled to read about the history of the phrase, it is so appropriate!
I still need some boots and a hat but mummy is on the case!
D is for........................
here I am, with mummy's slimming group friends............
tonight raising £25 towards my fare.
Yes....................I am going to the Arctic!