Dressing to the nines
Okay, stupid question, I know this is a colloquialism, but ..
Often on formal nights cruisers "dress to the nines". What exactly are the nines? Why doesn't anybody dress to the tens? (Or if you are a fan of Spinal Tap, why not eleven?)
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