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Large list of clothes idioms that begin with T 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 T

take in (something) or take (something) in

- to make something smaller

The tailor took in the waist of my suit jacket and now it fits much better.

take off (something - clothes or shoes etc.) or take (something) off

- to remove clothes or shoes etc.

"Please take off your shoes before you enter our house."
I took my shoes off at the door.

take one`s hat off to (someone)

- to admire or respect or praise someone

You have to take your hat off to my neighbor. He started a small business and now it is very successful.

talk through one`s hat

- to say something without knowing or understanding the facts

Our supervisor is talking through his hat and does not know what he is talking about.

throw one's hat into the ring

- to announce that one is running for an elected office

The mayor threw his hat into the ring and decided to run for national office.

tighten one`s belt

- to live on less money than usual

If we want to go on a holiday to Europe this year we will have to tighten our belts and begin to save some money.

too big for one`s boots

- to think that you are more important than you really are

The man is too big for his boots and nobody likes him.

too big for one`s breeches

- to think that you are more important than you really are (breeches are a type of pants or trousers)

Our manager is too big for his breeches and needs someone to make him realize that he is not so important.

toss one's hat into the ring

- to announce that one is running for an elected office

My friend tossed his hat into the ring and will try and become the school president.

town and gown

- the two distinct communities of a university town - the town is the inhabitants of the town and the gown is the university community

The relations between town and gown in the small university town were terrible.

treat (someone) with kid gloves

- to treat someone very gently and carefully because you do not want to upset him or her

I treat my friend with kid gloves because she is very sensitive.

try on (something) or try (something) on

- to put clothes on to see how they fit and look

"You should try on that jacket before you buy it."

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