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To the nines vs To the nth degree

to the ninesto perfection (mainly in matters of dress):

  • This time, Mrs. Bassett was dressed to the nines in a fashionable frock of black chiffon and a black velvet picture hat.

to the nth degreeto the utmost; to the highest degree:

  • True, the situations Mrs. Connelly causes are frustrating to the nth degree, but I guess the whole thing is open to debate.