soup-and-fish

soup-and-fish
/soohp"euhn fish"/, n. Informal.
a man's formal evening clothes.
[alluding to the early courses of a formal dinner]

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soup-and-fish «SOOP uhn FIHSH», noun.
Informal. a man's formal evening suit.
[because soup and fish are served at formal dinners]

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n. Brit., informal, dated men's evening dress
Origin:
so named from the traditional first two courses of a formal dinner

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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