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 Clothes idioms

 

 

below the belt = an action or remark which means that it is considered unfair or cruel: "Politicians sometimes use personal information to hit their rivals below the belt."

 

tighten your belt = spend your money carefully:  "Another bill?  I'll have to tighten my belt this month!"

 

under one's belt = means that you have acquired experience or have satisfactorily achieved something: "You've got to have some work experience under your belt before you  can hope to get a permanent job."

 

die with one's boots on = a person who dies while still leading an active life: "He says he'll never retire. He'd rather die with his boots on!"

 

hang up one's boots = when a sports player stop playing and retire. This expression is often used to refer to retirement in general: "Dad says he's going to hang up his boots at the end of the year."

 

cap in hand = ask for something in a very respectful manner: "They went to the teacher, cap in hand, and asked for more time to complete their project."

 

put on your thinking cap = ask somebody to find an idea or solve a problem by thinking about it: "Now here's this week's quiz - it's time to put your thinking caps on!"

 

a feather in one's cap = to describe someone's achievement as it is something they can be proud of:  "The overwhelming victory of the team was a feather in the cap for the new manager."


hot under the collar = feel annoyed, indignant or embarrassed: "If anyone criticizes his proposals, Joe immediately gets hot under the collar."


off the cuff = say something without any previous thought or preparation: "He handles off-the-cuff interviews very well."

 

fit like a glove = fits you perfectly: "I was lucky! The first skirt I tried on fitted me like a glove!"


hand in glove = two or more people who are in collusion, or work in close association: “After the match, it was discovered that he was hand in glove with the referee."

 

handle someone with kid gloves = treat somebody very carefully or tactfully, either because they are very important or because they are easily upset: "He is so determined to obtain her agreement that he is handling her with kid gloves."

 

at the drop of a hat = do something immediately and without hesitation: "I've got great friends. They're ready to help out at the drop of a hat."

 

keep something under one's hat = keep a secret: "My boss has promised me a promotion, but it's not official yet, so keep it under your hat."

 

take one's hat off to somebody = you say this to express admiration for something someone has done: "I take my hat off to the chef.  The meal was wonderful."

 

wear many hats = someone who has to do many different types of tasks or play a variety of roles: "Our company is small so the employees need to be flexible and accept to wear many hats.

 

ants in one's pants = people who are very restless or excited about something: "I wish he'd relax. He's got ants in his pants about something today!"

 

caught with your pants down = do something  bad or forbidden: "Our neighbours were caught interfering with their electricity metre - caught with their pants down!"

 

the shoe is on the other foot = when the circumstances have reversed and one person now doing what the other person did in the past: “I used to advise my children to eat healthy food.  Now my daughter is a nutritionist and the shoe is on the other foot - she advises me!"

 

have an ace up one's sleeve = have something in reserve with which you can gain an advantage: "I'm well prepared for the negotiations.  I've got an ace up my  sleeve."

 

laugh up your sleeve = be secretly amused at another person's problems or difficulties: "Tom felt that his explanation was confusing and that his colleague was laughing up his sleeve."

 

roll up your sleeves = get ready for hard work: "To increase our market share we'll have to roll up our sleeves and find new customers."

 

black tie event = this expression refers to a formal event at which men are required to wear a dinner jacket and a black bow tie: "I need to know if it's going to be a casual get-together or a black tie event."

 

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