white tie and tails

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Noun1.white tie and tails - formalwear consisting of full evening dress for menwhite tie and tails - formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear - attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
morning coat, swallowtail, swallow-tailed coat - a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back
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He showed off his Bond credentials in white tie and tails on the red carpet with action star Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
So there will have been those who involuntarily shuddered at the sight of former IRA chief Martin McGuinness clad in white tie and tails sitting down at a State dinner with the Queen, David Cameron and others.
30 ( ANI ): British Prime Minister David Cameron could probably save himself a pretty penny by actually purchasing his own white tie and tails, rather than renting them, according to a report.
Some of the jokes have become corny chestnuts over the years, but the music and dancing still take your breath away with classic songs like Let's Face The Music And Dance, Cheek To Cheek and the showstopping Top Hat, White Tie And Tails.
The young men appeared in white tie and tails, as did their director, and the young ladies wore long black gowns.
Drinking at the bar one night in white tie and tails, he got chatting to some South African farmers, as Jenkins recounted, 'One said, 'Why don't you come out and shoot a few springbok on my farm?
Tommy Tune: White Tie and Tails sets the world's tallest Texan to singing and dancing again with the Manhattan Rhythm Kings.
Last night, he donned a white tie and tails for the posh dinner at the Mansion House.