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Large list of clothes idioms that begin with C 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 it in a sentence.

How to use the list of clothes idioms A to Z?

To use the list of idioms click on each letter of the alphabet to get the list of the clothesidioms for that letter.

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Clothes idioms beginning with C

cap and gown

- the academic cap and gown that is worn during graduation ceremonies

Everybody was wearing their cap and gown for the university graduation ceremony.

catch (someone) with their pants down

- to surprise someone in an embarrassing situation or doing something that they should not be doing

The sales manager was caught with his pants down when he was asked for the sales figures that he did not have.

charm the pants off (someone)

- to use very nice or charming behavior to persuade someone to do something

I was able to charm the pants off the man in the job interview and I got the job.


- involving secrecy and plotting

The spy was involved in some cloak-and-dagger operations.

coat and tie

- a jacket or a sports coat and a necktie

The company asked everyone to wear a coat and tie to the company dinner.

come apart at the seams

- to be in a bad situation and to begin to lose control, to become extremely upset

  1. Our team is coming apart at the seams since our coach left.
  2. The man is coming apart at the seams since he lost his job.

come into fashion

- to become fashionable

Recently, the mini-skirt has come into fashion again.

cut a fine figure

- to look good, to dress well

The man cut a fine figure when he entered the dining room.

cut from the same cloth

- to share a lot of similarities

The two boys are cut from the same cloth and are similar in every way.

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