英語で読む: Dressed like a dog’s dinner

From BBC.
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Dressed like a dog’s dinner

If someone is described as being ‘dressed like a dog’s dinner’, it means they are wearing clothes which are inappropriate for the occasion or too formal. This is quite a negative way to describe someone!

Examples
** The dress code was smart/casual, but Linda came wearing a full-length ball gown! She was dressed like a dog’s dinner!
** My mum really embarrasses me, she always dresses like a dog’s dinner, even when we’re just going to the shops!

A more polite way to describe someone who is ‘dressed like a dog’s dinner’ is to say that they are ‘overdressed’.

Homework

After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them:
1. Have you ever had a problem with being “overdressed”? On what occasion?
2. What would you wear if you go for a lunch with a friend? And what if you go for a concert?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.

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