Full official or ceremonial attire; full dress •Chiefly British: Arrivals from a Swissair flight: two lushly draped, satiny ladies, a squire in noisy tweeds, a bishop in full fig
[1838+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr full figure, used of fashion illustrations showing the full front of the wearer]
This curious toilette completed, he wrapped a clean mat round him, and presented himself in full fig, to bid us all due welcome.
We all turned out in full fig to receive him as he came up the side.
He was in full fig, with a white waistcoat and a white flower in his buttonhole.
Yet there he stood in full fig, enormous staff-hat, and all the departmental toggery.
I am continually tormented here by noble sportsmen going by my window in full fig.
Count upon me to turn up at the wedding in full fig with my holiday face on.'
At length we managed to dress him; and seated him in full fig at the cabin table, with his enormous snuff-box open before him.
Having got themselves up in full fig, as required on such occasions, they pulled away for the flag-ship.
full fig, full costume, male or female uniform or evening dress.
They be gone right enough—Adm'ral Buzza in full fig, and a row o' darters in jallishy buff.