in shirtsleeves
phrasal see in one's shirtsleeves

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in shirtsleeves — in (one s) shirtsleeves wearing a shirt with nothing over it * * * in (your) shirtsleeves : wearing a shirt but no coat or jacket a man in his shirtsleeves It was hot and most of the crowd was in shirtsleeves. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • in (your) shirtsleeves — phrase wearing a shirt but not a jacket Paul was in his shirtsleeves unscrewing the back of the computer. Thesaurus: dressed and wearing clothes of a particular typehyponym Main entry: shirtsleeves * * * in (your) ˈs …   Useful english dictionary

  • in your shirtsleeves — in (your) shirtsleeves : wearing a shirt but no coat or jacket a man in his shirtsleeves It was hot and most of the crowd was in shirtsleeves. • • • Main Entry: ↑shirtsleeve …   Useful english dictionary

  • shirtsleeves — noun not wearing a jacket (Freq. 1) in your shirtsleeves means you are not wearing anything over your shirt in hot weather they dined in their shirtsleeves • Hypernyms: ↑dishabille, ↑deshabille * * * shirtsleeves UK [ˈʃɜː(r)tˌsliːvz] US …   Useful english dictionary

  • in one's shirtsleeves — or in shirtsleeves phrasal wearing a shirt but no coat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • in (one's) shirtsleeves — wearing a shirt with nothing over it. → shirtsleeve …   English new terms dictionary

  • in one's shirtsleeves — With one s jacket or jersey off • • • Main Entry: ↑shirt …   Useful english dictionary

  • shirtsleeves — noun in (your) shirtsleeves wearing a shirt but no jacket (1): It was 90º and the men were in their shirtsleeves …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shirtsleeves — UK [ˈʃɜː(r)tˌsliːvz] / US [ˈʃɜrtˌslɪvz] noun [plural] the sleeves of a shirt • in (your) shirtsleeves wearing a shirt but not a jacket Paul was in his shirtsleeves unscrewing the back of the computer …   English dictionary

  • shirtsleeves — noun Without special protection, in street clothes. Even though there were dangerous chemicals about, they worked in their shirtsleeves rather than hazmat suits …   Wiktionary

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