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 Full Dress.Full Swing (In). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Full Fig (In).
En grande tenue.” Probably “fig” is the contraction of figure in books and journals of fashion, and full fig. would mean the height of fashion. It is outrageous to refer the phrase to the fig-leaves used by Adam and Eve, by way of aprons. (See FIG.)   1

 Full Dress.Full Swing (In). 


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