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clothes idioms

 English idioms - clothes  

 

Idiomatic English......

Like most languages, English is full of idioms, and a lot of them involve common items from everyday life. Here are some idiomatic English expressions using different articles of clothing.
Can you guess which item of clothing must be added to complete each well-known expression? Choose from the list of items of clothing below.



► He always gets hot under the  when people discuss politics.
 meaning...  He always gets very agitated and excited if you start talking about politics.

►  What have you got up your  ?
    meaning...  What secrets are you keeping hidden from us?

► Keep your  on, will you!
    meaning...  Don’t start getting angry, please!

► You’ll have to tighten your 
    meaning...  You’ll have to spend less money, or be more efficient.

►  In John’s family, it’s the women who wear the 
    meaning...  In John’s family, the women dominate the men.

► You’d better pull your  up and try harder!
    meaning...  You will have to improve your performance and do better next time.

► I wouldn’t like to be in your 
    meaning...  I’m glad I’m not in your situation

► As soon as he retires, I’m going to step into his  .
    meaning...  When he retires, I will take over the job he’s doing at present.


Here are eleven words, in alphabetical order: you will need to use seven of them. One word is used twice.

belt,  coat,  collar,  hat,  pullover,  scarf,  shirt,  shoes,  sleeve,  socks,  trousers. 


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