in birthday suit


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in (one's) birthday suit

Completely naked. (Alludes to the fact that one's "suit" is nothing at all when born.) I have a recurring nightmare where I'm walking through school in my birthday suit. As kids, we had no problem going swimming together in our birthday suits.
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*in one's birthday suit

Fig. naked; nude. (In the "clothes" in which one was born. *Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) I've heard that John sleeps in his birthday suit. We used to go down to the river and swim in our birthday suits.
See also: birthday, suit