Idioms about nine
Origin of nine
How to use nine in a sentence
Like the other speakers, Adams recalled a dedicated friend, and one who was always dressed to the nines.
All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.Jake Gyllenhaal and More Actors Stand Up for Vet Awareness|Alyse Walsh|May 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
Dress ourselves up to the nines, an' put on paint an' powder, an' send off to the stores to hire clo'es an' wigs?Country Neighbors|Alice Brown
It is but three nines or three knaves, or a mixture of them.Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters|William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
“Dig out three replacement switches—heavy-duty six-double-oh-B-nines,” said Multhaus.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
Honest Jack Pearce, one of the few good seamen we had aboard, was rubbing down one of the nines beside me.Richard Carvel, Complete|Winston Churchill
Hodge dropped his nines, which he had not bettered, and that left Merriwell and Snell to fight it out.Frank Merriwell's Chums|Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for nine
- amounting to ninenine days
- (as pronoun)nine of the ten are ready
Other words from nineRelated prefix: nona-
Word Origin for nine
Other Idioms and Phrases with nine
see dressed to kill (to the nines); on cloud nine; possession is nine points of the law; whole nine yards.