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Clothing Idioms

The missing words in these idioms are things that you wear.
Some answers are plural
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First submittedAugust 6, 2013
Last updatedAugust 6, 2013
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Idiom
Hit below the belt
Put on one's thinking cap
Ace up one's sleeve
Throw one's hat into the ring
Has deep pockets
Die with one's boots on
Hot under the collar
Handle with kid gloves
Idiom
Get one's knickers in a twist
Fly by the seat of one's pants
The shirt off one's back
The shoe is on the other foot
Knock one's socks off
Black tie event
Bee in one's bonnet
Wearing one's birthday suit
Idiom
Off the cuff remark
Riding someone else's coattails
Too big for one's britches
Pull oneself up by the bootstraps
On a shoestring budget
Cute as a button
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level 50
Sep 11, 2013
3:01
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level 64
May 11, 2016
You, sir (or ma'am), are cool. Very, very cool.
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level 85
Jul 31, 2017
18:43 left, and I'm not even born yet!
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level 43
Aug 30, 2018
3.05
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level 28
Sep 11, 2013
bootstrap is sort of glitchy.
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level 76
May 11, 2016
No it's not. You probably were typing it in and got credit for boots before you finished.
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level 76
Apr 17, 2014
pretty easy quiz except for the knickers, never heard that one before. got 100% with 1:42 left after researching the knickers answer.
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level 75
Dec 15, 2015
researching aka cheating...
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level 66
Jan 22, 2016
I've always heard it as panties or undies rather than knickers. I typed in panties and it worked. :D
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level 75
May 11, 2016
Thank you QM for accepting both panties and knickers. Isn't knickers the more common version in Britain?
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level 72
May 11, 2016
yes
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level 32
May 11, 2016
at undies please
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level 49
Mar 23, 2018
yeah I typed in panties haha
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level 40
May 11, 2016
A lot of these have more vulgar versions that I'm more familiar with.
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level 67
May 13, 2016
Your living in the past Boedicea
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level 76
May 11, 2016
I think "die with ones boots on" might be the least guessed answer here... it's the only one I never heard before... except that if you know "bootstraps" you will also get boots.
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level 75
May 11, 2016
You must not have watched too many old Westerns. Cowboys always want to "die with their boots on". Shoestring was the one I missed. I've always heard of "living on a shoestring", but never a shoestring budget. The budget part threw me.
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level 71
May 11, 2016
Conversely, had it not said "budget" I probably would never had gotten it. That's the only way I've ever heard it.
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level 21
May 11, 2016
They should accept shoelace for shoestring because it's called shoelace in Australia
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level 73
May 3, 2019
... but I know shoestring budget from (Australian!) Lonely Planet's guidebook series called "____ on a shoestring". And do you say "shoelace budget" then?
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level 67
May 11, 2016
Jimmy James: I think we should just die with our boots on. Dave: Sir, what are you talking about? Jimmy James: Oh, I don't know. I was just trying to get you guys to notice my new boots.
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level 61
Jan 2, 2017
Die with ones boots on means dying while doing what you love, or while doing your duty, or dying like a *man*.
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level 67
May 11, 2016
I've only ever heard "too big for one's boots". Think britches is an American thing.
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level 58
May 11, 2016
I've heard both, but tried boots first (I'm in the US).
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level 60
May 11, 2016
My first reaction was "jock." Should've known it was coattails.
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level 63
May 13, 2016
An older (but original) version of kid gloves was 'kit' gloves, named after the soft fur of baby rabbits or foxes, called kits.
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level 61
Jan 2, 2017
But kid gloves come from baby goats, right?
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level 53
May 19, 2016
Wow, Australian here, haven't ever heard of a fair few of these, and it includes some of the most common ones. Big time regional variation there.
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level 28
Oct 9, 2016
Isn't it get your knickers in a knot?
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level 61
Oct 16, 2016
On a tight budget could work, right, like a pair of tights?
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level 60
Mar 7, 2017
Once again surprised by some of These. Where I'm from instead of kid gloves it's velvet gloves.
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level 58
Dec 31, 2017
It's definitely "too big for one's boots".
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