wearing very elegant or formal clothes
dressed to the nines (informal)jump to other results
(especially of a cat) to be very lucky in dangerous situations
have nine livesjump to other results
almost every time I'm always emailing her, but nine times out of ten she doesn't reply.
nine times out of tenjump to other results
the normal working hours in an office I work nine to five. a nine-to-five job
nine to fivejump to other results
if you already have or control something, it is difficult for someone else to take it away from you, even if they have the legal right to it
possession is nine tenths of the law (saying)jump to other results
everything, or a situation that includes everything When Dan cooks dinner he always goes the whole nine yards, with three courses and a choice of dessert.
the whole nine yards (informal)jump to other results