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in the altogether

Naked. I keep having the dream where I walk into my high school in the altogether!

in the nude

Without any clothes; naked. You may love fashion now, but as a kid you wanted nothing to do with clothes and were always running around in the nude! My roommate constantly hangs around the apartment in the nude. I think I'm going to find a new place to live.
See also: nude
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*in the altogether

 and *in the buff; *in the nude; *in the raw
Fig. naked; nude. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~; sleep ~.) The museum has a painting of some ladies in the buff. Mary felt a little shy about getting into the altogether. Bill says he sleeps in the raw.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in the altogether

Also, in or stripped to the buff ; in the raw. Naked, nude, as in The art class wanted a model to pose in the altogether, or She was stripped to the buff when the doorbell rang, or He always sleeps in the raw. The first of these colloquial terms dates from the late 1800s. In the buff, a seemingly modern locution dates from the 1600s, buff alluding to a soft, undyed leather, buffskin, that also gave its name to the color. The use of raw, presumably also alluding to raw (undressed) leather, dates from the early 1900s.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in the altogether

without any clothes on; naked. informal
1991 Today The mothers…have agreed to pose in the altogether.
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in the ˈnude

wearing no clothes; naked: It’s a painting of the Duchess of Alba in the nude.People sunbathe in the nude on the rocks above the creek.
See also: nude
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