Definition of dressed (up) like a dog's dinner in English:

dressed (up) like a dog's dinner

phrase

informalBritish
  • Wearing ridiculously smart or ostentatious clothes.

    ‘look at her, dressed up like a dog's dinner’
    • ‘Who's going to look a silly boy then, all dressed up like a dog's dinner in front of that lot!’
    • ‘You know, some of the showbiz ladies around here - they go to the shops dressed up like a dog's dinner.’
    • ‘If, by chance, you happen upon a fashionista dressed like a dog's dinner, do not be alarmed when she tells you that she's being ‘ironic’.’
    • ‘I put the phone down on the bed while I dressed up like a dog's dinner.’
    • ‘It is then present day and we are introduced to Mo, a goth dressed up like a dog's dinner with a fuzzball hairdo.’