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Idiom Category: Clothes, Page 3
This idiom is used to describe a person who appears gentle, but is determined and inflexible underneath. ('Iron fist in a velvet glove' is the full form.)
Walk a mile in my shoes
This idiom means that you should try to understand someone before criticising them.
Wear many hats
If someone wears many hats, they have different roles or tasks to perform.
Wear sackcloth and ashes
If someone displays their grief or contrition publicly, they wear sackcloth and ashes.
Wear the trousers
The person who wears the trousers is the dominant or controlling person in a relationship, especially the woman.
Someone who is well-heeled is rich.
Who wears the pants?
(USA) The person who wears the pants in a relationship is the dominant person who controls things.
Who wears the trousers?
(UK) The person who wears the trousers in a relationship is the dominant person who controls things.
(USA) If something is made out of whole cloth, it is a fabrication and not true.
Work your socks off
If you work your socks off, you work very hard.
This is used to tell someone to be quiet.
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