done dressed up like a dog's dinner

done dressed up like a dog's dinner
done up/dressed up like a dog's dinner British & Australian wearing clothes which make you look silly when you have tried to dress for a formal occasion.

There she was, all dressed up like a dog's dinner, in a ridiculous frilly shirt and a skirt that was far too short.


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