keep shirt on


keep shirt on
Australian Slang
stay calm

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • keep shirt on — keep (your) shirt on to stay calm. The meeting may be pretty unpleasant, so promise me you ll keep your shirt on. Related vocabulary: keep your cool …   New idioms dictionary

  • Keep shirt on! — Keep (your) shirt on! British, American & Australian, informal, British & Australian, informal a slightly impolite way of telling someone who is angry to try to be calm and patient. Keep your shirt on! I ll be with you in a second …   New idioms dictionary

  • Keep shirt on — stay calm …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Keep Austin Weird — is the slogan adopted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses in Austin, Texas. The phrase arose from an offhand remark by Red Wassenich (a librarian at Austin Community College) in a phone call to a local radio… …   Wikipedia

  • keep your shirt on — informal phrase used for telling someone who is beginning to get angry not to get annoyed Thesaurus: expressions showing anger and used in argumentshyponym arguments and arguingsynonym Main entry: shirt * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep one's shirt on — {v. phr.}, {slang} To calm down; keep from losing your temper or getting impatient or excited. * /Bob got very angry when John accidentally bumped into him, but John told him to keep his shirt on./ Usually used as a command; may be considered… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's shirt on — {v. phr.}, {slang} To calm down; keep from losing your temper or getting impatient or excited. * /Bob got very angry when John accidentally bumped into him, but John told him to keep his shirt on./ Usually used as a command; may be considered… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shirt — ► NOUN 1) a garment for the upper body, with a collar and sleeves and buttons down the front. 2) a similar garment of light material without full fastenings, worn for sports and leisure. ● keep your shirt on Cf. ↑keep your shirt on ● lose one s… …   English terms dictionary

  • keep your shirt on — keep (your) shirt on to stay calm. The meeting may be pretty unpleasant, so promise me you ll keep your shirt on. Related vocabulary: keep your cool …   New idioms dictionary

  • Keep your shirt on! — Keep (your) shirt on! British, American & Australian, informal, British & Australian, informal a slightly impolite way of telling someone who is angry to try to be calm and patient. Keep your shirt on! I ll be with you in a second …   New idioms dictionary


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