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in (one's) shirtsleeves

Wearing a shirt without a jacket of some kind over it. Winters in this part of the country are so mild that we can usually stroll outside in just our shirtsleeves. By the end of the evening, all the men had shed their suit jackets and were socializing in shirtsleeves.
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in (your) ˈshirtsleeves

wearing a shirt without a jacket, etc. on top of it: Even though it was the middle of winter, it was so hot in the office that we were all in our shirtsleeves.
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AoHe then lifted his left shirtsleeve to show a forearm that had no skin.
The jacket sleeve should be full at the top and taper downward, allowing enough room for inch of the shirtsleeve cuff to fall beneath it.
Using everyday gestures--reading a newspaper, sweeping the floor, folding shirts--Cunningham and Nicole Colbert demonstrated the intimacy and wit of domestic life where one glance or one rumple of a shirtsleeve can say so much.
Anyone in the news business should cling to that shirtsleeve way of life - or to steal a line from Madison Avenue, it's the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
Buckskinners and casual shirtsleeve shooters alike will be interested in the dandy offerings by Cash Manufacturing Co.
The updated Open Innovations is a shirtsleeve forum that counts on bright interactive formats of presentation and discussion typical for the global technology congresses: public interviews, debates, presentations, lectures, master classes, workshops, pitches.
The shirtsleeve conditions were more than double the February average of 6.
But City are hoping that the shirtsleeve weather and their kid-for-a-quid ticket offer will pull in a bumper bank-holiday gate at the Ricoh Arena - and Thorn (pictured) is determined to treat them to an exhibition of the stylish football that has fuelled their surge of 11 points from six games.
And in a footage soaring in popularity on Google, Yahoo and other search engines, Bush seemingly shakes hands with a member of the crowd before rubbing his hand on Clinton's shirtsleeve.
Their first chirps in May say shirtsleeve astronomy is on its way.
The former Preston hitman clipped the ball just inside Armstrong's right- hand post despite the close attention of Walker, who was tugging furiously at his shirtsleeve.
The gestures and postures of the figures portrayed are consistently interrupted by smooth surfaces in vivid colors: In Wonderfully Entertaining, 1999, a delicately drawn hand peeps out of a dark blue shirtsleeve as it rests on medium blue pants on a light blue background.
After half-an-hour of getting nowhere fast, for instance, Kaka translated Niko Kovac's gentle shirtsleeve tug into a melodramatic swallow-dive into the penalty area.