Large list of clothes idioms that begin with P 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.
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Clothes idioms beginning with P
pass the hat
- to attempt to collect money from a group of people for some project or special cause
We passed the hat in order to raise money to buy a new camera.
pull oneself up by one's bootstraps
- to improve oneself or achieve something through one's own efforts
The boy pulled himself up by his bootstraps and went back and finished university.
pull (something) out of a hat
- to produce something as if by magic, to invent something
The lawyer said that she did not have the information but suddenly she pulled it out of a hat.
pull up one`s socks
- to make a greater effort than before to do something
"It is time that you pull up your socks and begin to work hard and take this job seriously."
put on one`s thinking cap
- to think hard and seriously about something
I will put on my thinking cap and try to find a solution to the problem before next week.
put on the dog
- to dress or entertain in an extravagant manner
The couple put on the dog for the visit of their old college friend.
put one's clothes in mothballs
- to put clothes somewhere with mothballs in order to protect the clothes from insects like moths (mothballs contain a chemical and they are often in the shape of a ball)
The woman plans to put her coat in mothballs for the winter.
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