ACET: Idiom of the Day!!
This week’s idiom is Dressed to Kill!
This idiom means to get really dressed up in fancy clothes in order to be noticed.
It is believed that this expression comes from the early 1900s. When women get really dressed up, they can make other women die with envy and men die from heart palpitations because they look so well.
You can put it in a sentence as follows:-
1. All the young people at the disco were dressed to kill.
2. The actress was dressed to kill upon receiving her award.
I think because there is such high fashion nowadays that everyone is dressed to kill.