keep shirt on

keep one's shirt on

 and keep one's pants on
Fig. to be patient. Wait a minute! Keep your shirt on! Keep your pants on! I'll be with you in a minute.
See also: keep, on, shirt

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
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keep (one's) shirt on

Slang
To remain calm or patient: The plane doesn't land for another hour, so keep your shirt on.
See also: keep, on, shirt