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bib and tucker

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noun
  1. clothes: to dress in one's best bib and tucker.
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Origin of bib and tucker

First recorded in 1740–50
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  • First, though, I'm going to tell young Bib-and-Tucker over there a thing or two about his new toy.

    The Clarion

    Samuel Hopkins Adams


British Dictionary definitions for bib and tucker

bib and tucker

noun
  1. informal an outfit of clothes (esp in the phrase best bib and tucker)
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