- 1A garment for the upper body made of cotton or a similar fabric, with a collar, sleeves, and buttons down the front.More example sentences
- He jogged up to walk beside me, his tie untied, the top two buttons of his shirt undone, his sleeves pushed up to his elbows.
- We have a business casual dress code at my office, which means collared shirts without a tie.
- His tie was loose, and the top 2 buttons of his shirt undone with his sleeves rolled up to his elbows.
- 1.1 [usually with modifier] A shirtlike garment made of stretchable material, typically having a short row of buttons at the neck, worn as casual wear or for sports: a rugby shirtMore example sentences
- The frog bra doesn't completely eliminate bounce for me, so I wear a snug fitting Lycra sport shirt as well.
- She sported a white tank-top shirt that was worn around her slim, feminine body.
- Already seated were two older men, both dressed casually in khaki pants and open sport shirts, and wearing serious but dour expressions on their faces.
keep your shirt on
- • informal Don’t lose your temper; stay calm.More example sentences
- You'll also read about brandy's rules, dress for success, chill on the jewelry, polish your cleats, hike up your socks, and, OK, keep your shirt on.
- ‘All right, all right, geez, keep your shirt on, please,’ said Victoria as she got up and was about to walk into the water.
- She crossed her arms and gave him a patient look, ‘Well, if you would keep your shirt on, maybe you wouldn't get dirty.’
lose one's shirt
- • informal Lose all one’s possessions.More example sentences
- Whether he was hoping for a literal metaphor that expressed very clearly how he had lost his shirt, I cannot say.
- Being in technology stocks in this bubble gives you a much higher risk of losing your shirt than if you are not in them.
- I could end up just losing my shirt on this whole thing, but these guys are pretty good at what they do.
the shirt off one's back
- • informal One’s last remaining possessions: we share things—we’d give our shirt off our back to anotherMore example sentences
- He learned that if he took the shirt off your back and showed you the blood of children in the fabric, people would snap alert.
- A Scorpio will gladly give you the shirt off their back if you need it, but you may get the slightest inkling that they have an ulterior motive for doing so.
- And Afghans themselves are very generous hosts; they would give you the shirt off their back if they felt you needed it.
- [often in combination]: the black-shirted balladeerMore example sentences
- He left his white-haired, green dressed wife and his black-haired, yellow shirted kid in a diaper at home.
- And the goal (no matter how much luck played its part), seemed to lift a huge weight off the white shirted players, as they visibly improved for the remaining half hour of football.
- Cushioned cane chairs and large tables with blue cloths give the place a ‘picnic’ atmosphere, and the brightly shirted attendants all heighten the tropical impression.
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- Most of the time when she saw him he had been shirtless or wearing a tank top.
- He wore a shirtless gown with a hood that flowed so well into the stone that it seemed as if he was rising out of it.
- He is obese, yet he still walks around shirtless, and at times, in just his underwear, even.
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