(to be) dressed to kill




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - dressed to kill

"(to be) dressed to kill"

dressed to make a strong impression, usually in fancy or stylish clothes

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - dressed to kill

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Wow. You sure are dressed up. That suit must have cost you over a thousand dollars.

Colleague 2:  More like close to two thousand.

Colleague 1:  And why are you dressed to kill?

Colleague 2:  I am going to close the biggest deal of my life today and I want to look really good and make the right impression.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - dressed to kill

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Why are you dressed to kill?

Friend 2:  I've been invited to a fancy nightclub opening and I want to impress.

Friend 1:  Dressed like that, all heads will be turning your way. You look fantastic.

Friend 2:  Thanks.



(to be) dressed to kill - Usage:

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(to be) dressed to kill - Gerund Form:

Being dressed to kill, she walked into the interview with confidence knowing her first impression would be a good one.




(to be) dressed to kill - Examples:

1)  If you go to high end venues where the women are dressed to kill, then it is to be expected. That's the elite level ...

2)  Even though the girls weren't working they were dressed to kill, or at least to give any red blooded male an ...

3)  ... the contrast with living in campgrounds for three weeks, but wow, they were dressed to kill. It was weird to have a bar scene right in the hostel.

4)  ... the 18-year-old hopped on an expensive Ducati motorcycle for some more fun. Dressed to kill in a black-and-red outfit that perfectly matched the bike itself, ...

5)  Most of the "it" girls of London were dressed to kill but model Alexa Chung chose to wear a plaid suit with tuxedo style ...

6)  ... the handsome actor struck a pose dressed to kill on the red carpet at the ...

7)  ... and focus on her inside rather than her outside, all the while going out dressed to kill, in a way that left little to the imagination.

8)  The Audi R8 GT was dressed to kill in a lustrous black finish, while the red R8 Spyder injected a ...

9)  A trailer online which shows the three sisters dressed to kill in designer ball-gowns, sloshing vodka into each other's mouths, ...

10)  ... we traipse through the hottest NYC parties where everyone is somebody and they're all dressed to kill!

11)  Jacqueline from How to be a Gourmand, and she is dressed to kill with her Asian Dressed Aubergine! 

12)  Cassie was simply dressed to kill in a plummeting dark gown which revealed plenty of cleavage and gorgeous legs.

13)  She was dressed to kill, dolled up to the 9s (wearing beautiful clothes and looking great ...

14)  The glam factor is also enhanced by the way people turn up with everyone dressed to kill, designer sales definitely go high this season.

15)  ... prospect's company trying to find sales for your products and services. You're dressed to kill in your best suit; even the coffee stain you got this morning ...

16)  The 50-year-old was dressed to kill in a semi-sheer snakeskin jumpsuit with saucy slit trousers to show off her sensational figure as she posed ...

17)  Dressed to kill in a shimmery black outfit that highlighted her petite frame to the hilt, PC certainly owned the party scene like a pro. The diva also ...

18)  ... sexual harassment training in 2014 for, among other things, telling a student assistant she was “dressed to kill” and kissing her on the cheek.

19)  Until, that is, Rihanna showed up, dressed to kill for the night in a multicolored architectural gown by — who else? — Rei Kawakubo.

20)  The farewell parties definitely have a glamorous aura with everyone dressed to kill, but filled with a lot of nostalgia and emotions, the sign out ...