- become bankrupt
- lose everything
- remain calm
- show restraint
- be patient
- be calm
- To remain calm or patient:
The plane doesn't land for another hour, so keep your shirt on.
- To lose everything one has or owns.
- The maximum one is able to give or lose:
The only thing those swindlers didn't take was the shirt off my back.
- to remain patient or calm
- to suffer the loss of all one's money, all one's investment, etc.
Other Word Forms of Shirt
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Shirt
Origin of Shirt
From Old English scyrte, from Proto-Germanic *skurtijÇ. Cognate with Dutch schort, German Schürze (“apron"). Skirt is a parallel formation from Old Norse; compare also short, from the same ultimate source.
Middle English shirte from Old English scyrte short garment sker-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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