in (one's) shirtsleeves

Definition of in (one's) shirtsleeves

  1. :  wearing a shirt but no coat or jacket It was hot and he was in (his) shirtsleeves.

Word by Word Definitions

shirtsleeveplay shirtsleeves
  1. :  the sleeve of a shirt

  1. :  being without a coat

    :  calling for the removal of coats for the sake of comfort or efficiency

    :  marked by informality and directness


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