Idioms about shirt
in one's shirt sleeves, without a coat: It was so hot that they worked in their shirt sleeves.: Also in one's shirt-sleeves.
keep one's shirt on, Informal. to refrain from becoming angry or impatient; remain calm: Tell him to keep his shirt on until we're ready.
lose one's shirt, Informal. to lose all that one possesses; suffer a severe financial reverse: He lost his shirt in the stock market.
- shirtless, adjective
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How to use shirt in a sentence
Sheskey shot Blake while holding onto his shirt after officers unsuccessfully used a Taser on him, the Wisconsin Justice Department said.Prosecutors charge teen in fatal shooting of two protestors and wounding of a third in Kenosha | kdunn6 | August 28, 2020 | Fortune
That’s made her a favorite among LGBTQ people, many of whom still wear “For the People” shirts from her presidential campaign.Harris as VP pick brings diversity, LGBTQ ally to Biden ticket | Chris Johnson | August 11, 2020 | Washington Blade
The self-described “personal air sanitizer” sprays chlorine dioxide gas from a badge that customers are encouraged to wear on their backpacks or shirts.Environment Report: One Way to Force Companies to Emit Less Carbon | MacKenzie Elmer | August 10, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
That may be because there hadn’t been enough sweat on the runners’ shirts to fully wet the supercapacitor.
Some of the researchers strapped a capacitor onto their shirts and ran.
Prices are relatively inexpensive and come in at around 135 euros for a shirt or 35 euros for hand woven boxers.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech | Liza Foreman | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The kids had a gift for him too, a tee shirt with ‘Baseball Spoken Here’ stenciled across the front.
Marvin takes off his T-shirt and dives into his swimming pool.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was a handy distraction in the Che t-shirt the tourist was wearing while celebrating the death.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was standing on the corner and wearing only a T-shirt and jeans, and this was 11:30 at night and it was really cold.
If you use it wisely, it may be Ulysses' hauberk; if you reject it, the shirt of Nessus were a cooler winding-sheet!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
His hat was pushed back from his forehead, the collar of his blue flannel shirt was open.The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
He reached down inside my shirt, with a none too gentle hand, and relieved me of the belt that held the money.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
A pair of thin trousers and a shirt hanging down outside instead of being tucked in at the waist, and his toilet is made.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
To me the national affectation of piety and holiness resembles a white shirt put on over a dirty skin.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for shirt
a garment worn on the upper part of the body, esp by men, usually of light material and typically having a collar and sleeves and buttoning up the front
keep your shirt on informal refrain from losing your temper (often used as an exhortation to another)
put one's shirt on informal to bet all one has on (a horse, etc)
lose one's shirt on informal to lose all one has on (a horse, etc)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with shirt
see give the shirt off one's back; hair shirt; keep one's shirt on; lose one's shirt; stuffed shirt.
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