shirtsleeves
adjective see shirtsleeve II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • shirtsleeves — shirt|sleeves [ˈʃə:tsli:vz US ˈʃə:rt ] n 1.) in (your) shirtsleeves wearing a shirt but no ↑jacket 2.) the part of a shirt that covers your arm …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shirtsleeves — shirt|sleeves [ ʃɜrt,slivz ] noun plural the sleeves of a shirt in (your) shirtsleeves wearing a shirt but not a jacket …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shirtsleeves — n. sleeves of a shirt; state of not wearing a jacket or a coat over the shirt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations — Shirtsleeves denote the need to work hard for one’s living. This saying has been attributed to A. Carnegie (1835–1919), manufacturer and philanthropist, but is not found in his published writings. from clogs to clogs is only three generations… …   Proverbs new 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 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

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