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(of a hat, clothes, etc.) suitable for going to church in.
- ‘He was attired in his dark Sunday-go-to-meeting suit, rather than his usual salt-and-pepper tweed.’
- ‘I try not to dress up, not to wear my Sunday-go-to-meeting stuff when I'm travelling.’
- ‘In 1900 working families had few changes of clothes, just their work clothes and a Sunday-go-to-meeting set of clothes (our home was built as a family's home, not a mansion).’
- ‘Charlie was one year older and seven inches taller than Graham, although Graham swore he was six feet tall when he had his Sunday-go-to-meeting shoes on.’
- ‘There's always one more cold front designed to nail folks in frilly, thin, cotton Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes and it struck right on schedule yesterday sending us back down into the fifties by day and the forties by night.’
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