Idiom Category: Clothes, Page 3
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.
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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