lose one's shirt

Definition of lose one's shirt

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  to lose a lot of money because of a bad bet or investment Many investors lost their shirts when the market crashed.

Word by Word Definitions

loseplay
  1. :  damn

    :  to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place

    :  to suffer deprivation of :  part with especially in an unforeseen or accidental manner

shirtplay
  1. :  a garment for the upper part of the body: such as

    :  a cloth garment usually having a collar, sleeves, a front opening, and a tail long enough to be tucked inside trousers or a skirt

    :  undershirt


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