One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Wearing glamorous clothes intended to create a striking impression.
- ‘Yet made up and dressed to kill, some of them could have passed for 28.’
- ‘Along comes this beautiful, educated, overbearingly skinny girl, dressed to kill in cotton candy pink, with teeth whiter than snow, a brand new Audi and daddy's money in her pocket.’
- ‘They have three things in common: they have been friends for years, they are all single, and they are dressed to kill.’
- ‘Then Sally emerged, dressed to kill - in skin tight black leggings, black thigh length PVC stiletto boots, and an outrageous Puffa jacket.’
- ‘But Louise, from St Helens, fears for the future of younger, naïve girls who go out dressed to kill with the intention of attracting the maximum attention.’
- ‘All the proud fathers were dressed to kill in their three-piece serge suits and trilby felt hats perched to one side.’
- ‘The skinny adolescent is dressed to kill in a black sheath dress, gloves and a straw pillbox hat with a veil.’
- ‘Hopefully all the fashionable people from the Sheffield scene will be there and be dressed to kill.’
- ‘As curious shoppers clamoured to get in, a bikinied bunny babe, dressed to kill, but not against the chill, posed obligingly for photographers.’
- ‘A fanatical Manchester United supporter, Brian said: ‘I usually just wear jeans and a t-shirt but today I'm dressed to kill.’’
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