Origin of nine
Examples from the Web for nines
Like the other speakers, Adams recalled a dedicated friend, and one who was always dressed to the nines.
By 5:30 p.m., the band members emerge—dressed to the nines—and assume their position.
It is up to the viewer to respond to who they are and, perhaps, to imagine why they are dressed to the nines.
He was clean-shaven, sweet-smelling, and dressed to the nines.
The two nines were the same as had met a few weeks previously.Baseball Joe on the School Nine|Lester Chadwick
If anyone, it must be the devil who knows where and when the nines will come up, and he is incorruptible on this point.Mammon and Co.|E. F. Benson
Miss Conron had been selling things, and was dressed up to the nines.H.M.S. ----|Klaxon
Both our nines were fired, and, a few seconds after, three cheers arose from the decks of our ship.Afloat And Ashore|James Fenimore Cooper
But of course one might do worse than Covent Garden, all the lights and the women dressed up to the nines, and the music.The Trembling of a Leaf|William Somerset Maugham
British Dictionary definitions for nines
- amounting to ninenine days
- (as pronoun)nine of the ten are ready
Related formsRelated prefix: nona-
Word Origin for nine
Idioms and Phrases with nines
see dressed to kill (to the nines); on cloud nine; possession is nine points of the law; whole nine yards.