put one's shirt on

Definition of put one's shirt on

chiefly British, informal
: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

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

  2. : to move in a specified direction

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

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : 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

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

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

  3. : undershirt


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