Large list of clothes idioms that begin with L 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 L
laugh up one's sleeve
- to laugh quietly to oneself
I was laughing up my sleeve when I learned that my friend would have to clean the bathroom at work.
let down (something) or let (something) down
- to lengthen something, to make something longer
The woman wanted to let down her dress because it was too short.
let out (something) or let (something) out
- to make clothes bigger or looser
I went to the tailor to ask him to let out my sports jacket.
lick (someone's) boots
- to behave in a manner like a servant or a slave toward someone
Our boss wants everybody to lick his boots. That is why nobody likes him.
line one's own pockets
- to make money for oneself in a dishonest way
The local politician was lining his own pockets and lost the next election.
lose one`s shirt
- to lose all or most of one`s money
The man lost his shirt gambling and now he is in serious financial difficulty.
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