Monday, December 21, 2015

downright & Sunday best


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:

They were strange ornaments to bring on a sea voyage -- china pugs, tea-sets in miniature, cups stamped floridly with the arms of the city of Bristol, hair-pin boxes crusted with shamrock, antelopes' heads in coloured plaster, together with a multitude of tiny photographs, representing downright workmen in their Sunday best, and women holding white babies.


used as a way of emphasizing sth negative or unpleasant;

Sunday best:
1. somebody's best clothes, traditionally worn on a Sunday to go to church;
2. your best clothes that you wear for special occasions;

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