Take off Something

Also: Take something off Meaning of Idom ‘Take Off Something’ 1. Remove; undress, as applied to clothing, jewelry, eyeglasses, etc. as in to take off one’s shirt or take off one’s glasses. 1Brenner, Gail Abel.  Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage note: This meaning can … Read more

Put On

Meaning of Idiom ‘Put On’ 1. To dress oneself in clothing, jewelry, or to place eyeglasses or contact lenses on one’s eyes, etc. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook]. Wiley, 2003.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage note: This meaning can apply to many items, such as cosmetics, or … Read more

Keep Your Pants On

Also: Keep your shirt on Meaning of Idiom ‘Keep Your (or one’s) Pants On’ When someone is told to keep their pants on, it means they should be patient and wait calmly. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. Usage ‘Keep your pants on’ is usually said to a person who is being … Read more

Gloves Are Off, the

Also: Take the gloves off The gloves are coming off The gloves came off Meaning of Idiom ‘The Gloves are Off’ When we say the gloves are off we mean that an argument or fight is about to get very serious and there will no longer be any hesitation or compromise. Examples Of Use “You should never … Read more

Give the Shirt Off One’s Back

Meaning of Idiom ‘Give the Shirt Off One’s Back’ To give (someone) the shirt off one’s (your, his, her) back is to give anything or everything you have; to be extremely generous and helpful; to be willing to sacrifice to help others. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms … Read more

Fit Like A Glove

Meaning of Idiom “Fits (one, you) Like a Glove’ To fit like a glove, in regards to clothing, means to be the right size and to fit one perfectly. Figuratively, the idiom means to be well suited or to be in conformity.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to my YouTube channel! Usage … Read more

Caught With Your Pants Down

This expression is one of a surprising number of idioms with the word pants in them. Meaning To be caught with your pants down means to be caught unawares in a situation to which you are completely unable to respond, react, etc. This expression means much the same as being a “deer in the headlights” except that the situation … Read more