Sunday-go-to-meeting

[ suhn-dey-goh-tuh-meet-n, -mee-ting, -dee- ]
/ ˈsʌn deɪˌgoʊ təˈmit n, -ˈmi tɪŋ, -di- /

adjective Informal.

most presentable; best: Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.

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Origin of Sunday-go-to-meeting

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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