Large list of clothes idioms that begin with D and their meanings
How each idioms is listed
There are 3 parts for each idiom the first part is what the idiom is, then there is an explanation of what the idiom means and the last part is an example of how to use it in a sentence.
How to use the list of clothes idioms A to Z?
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Clothes idioms beginning with D
decked out in (something)
- to be dressed in fancy clothes
The actress was decked out in a beautiful silk dress at the ceremony.
die with one's boots on
- to die while still active in one's work or while doing a job
The man worked hard all his life and died with his boots on when he had a heart attack at the factory.
do (something) like it is going out of fashion/style
- to use/buy/eat much or too much of something
My friend is spending money like it is going out of fashion.
don sackcloth and ashes
- to behave in a way that shows that you are very sorry for something that you have done wrong - in ancient Biblical times people wore very uncomfortable sackcloth (cloth for sacks) for mourning and also to repent for something that they had done wrong
The man had to don sackcloth and ashes to repent for his terrible mistake.
- to be shabby, to be poorly dressed
The man looked down-at-the-heels after he was fired from his job.
dressed to kill
- wearing one`s finest clothes
The woman was dressed to kill when I saw her at the meeting.
dressed to the nines/teeth
- to be dressed elegantly, to be dressed very well
The couple were dressed to the nines when they went to the opening of the new theater production.
- to wear one's best clothes
I decided to dress up for dinner on Saturday night.
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