lose one's shirt

idiom

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

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“Lose one's shirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20one%27s%20shirt. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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