Dressed To Kill

Welcome to English in a minute where we teach you all about idioms in American English.If you’ve ever heard someone say that they were “dressed to kill” Don’t worry,you’re not in any danger.It’s just the opposite.
Do you see that couple over there? Yeah,it looks like they’re going into that new restaurant. They look great!Oh,yeah!They are dressed to kill.In American English,dressed to kill is a different way of saying  dressed very attractively or dressed to impress.This phrase came from criminals.In the past,people who were professional criminals often dressed in fancy clothing to hide the fact that they were doing horrible things.So,if you were dressed to kill back then,you would be wearing a pretty nice looking outfit.And that’s English in a minute.

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