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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

*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.

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.

in the altogether

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

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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Some health clubs have lately banned boys as young as five years old from accompanying their mothers into ladies changing rooms because of the nudity problem.
That was what attracted me to it, people don't tend to do nudity anymore, they're a bit scared of it because they think it's politically incorrect, so we thought let's have lots of nudity,"
Laws regarding public nudity vary widely from city to city, state to state and country to country, but in general, governments have tended to protect people's right to go au naturel if they do it in a designated area or if it's done as part of a public protest.
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Distribution and promotion of nudity on the pretext of freedom of expression should not be allowed and PEMRA rules and regulations should be implemented fully and those TV channels and newspapers that had been violating PEMRA should be dealt with stern actions.
One of the consequences of the indissoluble theological bond that combines nudity and clothing is that nudity is not a "state," but an "event," which belongs to time and history, not to being and form: "we can therefore only experience nudity as a denudation and a baring, never as a form and a stable possession.
Playing loud music, dancing, nudity, kissing and holding hands in public are considered inappropriate in Dubai, and may lead to prison time and fines, reports the AFP, based on quotations cited in the Arabic-language daily Al Emarat Al-Youm.
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I find this fascination totally disgusting," said Glynis, 47, on being questioned on the nudity issue.
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