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All dressed up vs Dressed up

All dressed updressed formally; dressed in one’s best clothes.

  • She was glad that she was all dressed up and had done her hair that morning.

Dressed up

1. = all dressed up.

  • We know little about Mary’s appearance (the only description we have is when she is dressed up for her daughter’s wedding).

2. wearing fancy clothing; disguised.

  • There was a carnival parade in the city. Annabel  was dressed up as a clown and Andy as Zorro.