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shirt-sleeve

or shirtsleeve, shirt-sleeved, shirt-sleeves

[shurt-sleev] /ˈʃɜrtˌsliv/
adjective
1.
not wearing a jacket; informally dressed:
a shirt-sleeve mob.
2.
warm enough to live or work in without wearing a jacket or coat:
shirt-sleeve weather in November.
3.
simple, plain, and informal; direct and straightforward in approach, manner, etc.:
shirt-sleeve diplomacy.
Origin of shirt-sleeve
1560-1570
1560-70
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n.

1560s, from shirt (n.) + sleeve (n.). Usually with the notion of "without a coat."

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