Thursday, 15 May 2008

Sixes, Sevens & Nines

Dressed up to the nines - dressed as beautifully, elegantly and smartly as possible.

At sixes and sevens - being in a state of confusion, mental disorder, not being quite in control of oneself.

The song Don't Cry For Me Argentina (of the musical Evita fame), has these words

You won't believe me

All you will see is a girl you once knew

Although she's dressed up to the nines

At sixes and sevens with you

from alt.usage.english

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