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
: to place in a specified position or relationship : lay
: to move in a specified direction
: to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust
: 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 (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d
: being in place : fixed, set
: 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
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