put one's shirt on

Definition of put one's shirt on

chiefly British, informal

  1. :  to bet a lot of money on (someone or something) I put my shirt on a horse in the second race.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

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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