Large list of clothes idioms that begin with S 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?
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Clothes idioms beginning with S
scare the pants off (someone)
- to frighten someone very badly
The big dog scared the pants off the little boy.
shake in one's boots
- to be afraid, to shake from fear
The little boy was shaking in his boots when the large dog approached him.
shoe is on the other foot
- the opposite is true, places are changed
For a long time my friend laughed at my problems at work. Now, the shoe is on the other foot and he also has serious problems.
- a person who is annoying because he or she always has an answer for something or seems to know everything
The boy is a smarty pants and he acts like he knows everything.
speak off the cuff
- to speak in public without preparation
My father plans to speak off the cuff at his retirement party tonight.
step into (someone's) shoes
- to take over a job or other role from someone
I will have to step into my supervisor's shoes while he is away on vacation.
a stuffed shirt
- a person who is too rigid or too formal
I do not want to invite my neighbor to come with us because he is a stuffed shirt and not very interesting to spend time with.
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