Lose your shirt - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
lose your shirt
Also found in: Financial
lose (one's) shirt
To lose a significant amount of one's money (often all of it). This is my last chance—I'll lose my shirt if this business venture fails.
lose your shirt lose all your possessions, especially as the result of unwise financial transactions. informal
lose your ˈshirt (informal) lose all or a lot of your money and possessions: ‘How did you two get on at the races?’ ‘I won $300 and Paul lost his shirt.’ OPPOSITE: make a killing
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But whatever you do, don't lose your shirt
You're not likely to get rich, but you're not likely to lose your shirt
And I fear you will believe every word of it and will lose your shirt
in the process.
If you're not disciplined, you will lose your shirt
You lose your shirt
- I don't take it away from you.
I've heard it said that a tax form is a lot like a laundry list - either way you are going to lose your shirt
, and a lot of folks have lost their shirts dealing with our current code.
Just never lose your shirt
, Victoria - it might distract the punters.