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5 Clothes Idioms and Quiz

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Take a look at these idioms. They all use clothing vocabulary.

  1. If we want to buy a new car next year, we'll have to tighten our belts for the next few months.
  2. Just because you're in a bad mood, there's no need to get shirty with me.
  3. Mr. Jones was given the boot for being repeatedly late for work.
  4. If I know her she'll have a couple of tricks up her sleeve.
  5. It's easy to see how he feels. He always wears his heart on his sleeve.

Now match the idioms to their definitions.

  1. to have secret plans or ideas.
  2. to make your feelings and emotions obvious.
  3. to spend less money.
  4. to get rid of somebody.
  5. to get annoyed or angry, especially in a rude way.

More Clothing Idioms

Now make example sentences using the idioms.

  • 1 - tighten your belt:

  • 2 - get shirty:

  • 3 - give somebody the boot:

  • 4 - have something up your sleeve:

  • 5 - wear your heart on your sleeve: