What is this supposed to mean? "ditch the top hat but do scrub up a little."

It is used in an article that talks about a gourmet fare.

Thank you!


It means

make yourself presentable, but don't over do it


scrub up

is to groom oneself, as in "wash up"

He's usually a slob, but scrubs up nicely.

and a

top hat

is usually worn on very formal occasions

top hat and tails

(source: porges.net)

So your saying means, "don't be overly formal, but be presentable".


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