Large list of clothes idioms that begin with B and their meanings
How each idioms is listed
There are 3 parts for each idiom the first part is what the idiom is, then there is an explanation of what the idiom means and the last part is an example of
How to use the list of clothes idioms A to Z?
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Clothes idioms beginning with B
beat the pants off (someone)
- to beat someone severely, to win against someone easily in a race or a game
Our team beat the pants off the other team very easily.
best bib and tucker
- one's best clothing
The man wore his best bib and tucker to the meeting.
bet one's boots
- to bet everything that one has
I will bet my boots that my friend will not have enough money to go on a holiday.
- complete nakedness
The little boy was running through the park in his birthday suit.
bore the pants off (someone)
- to make someone feel very bored
The new teacher bored the pants off the students.
buckle down to (do something) or buckle down and (do something)
- to make a big effort to do something, to give one's complete attention or effort to do something
The teacher told the girl that she must buckle down and begin to work harder than before.
burn a hole in one's pocket
- to stimulate someone to spend money quickly
My money is burning a hole in my pocket and I will probably spend it quickly.
burst at the seams
- to be very full or very crowded
The train station was bursting at the seams as everyone waited to go on their holidays.
by the seat of one's pants
- by luck and with very little skill
I was able to complete the course but only by the seat of my pants.
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