Clothes Idioms (Page 3)
- Too big for your boots
If someone is too big for their boots, they are conceited and have an exaggerated sense of their own importance.
- Too big for your britches
If someone is too big for their britches, they are conceited and have an exaggerated sense of their own importance.
- Tough as old boots
Something or someone that is as tough as old boots is strong and resilient.
- Trail your coat
If you trail your coat, you act in a provocative way.
- Under someone's heel
If you are under someone's heel, they have complete control over you.
- Under your belt
If you have something under your belt, you have already achieved or experienced it and it will probably be of benefit to you in the future.
- Velvet glove
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?
The person who wears the pants in a relationship is the dominant person who controls things.
- Who wears the trousers?
The person who wears the trousers in a relationship is the dominant person who controls things.
- Whole cloth
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.
- Zip it
This is used to tell someone to be quiet.
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