without a stitch on

without a stitch on

Completely nude; having no articles of clothing on whatsoever. As I walked into the kitchen, I saw my roommate by the counter without a stitch on. I nearly dropped my mug of tea out of shock! When you were a toddler, we used to let you run around the beach without a stitch on.
See also: on, stitch, without
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

without a stitch on

Naked, as in They let their baby run around outside without a stitch on. A related phrase is not have a stitch on. These expressions use stitch in the sense of "a piece of clothing," a usage dating from the early 1800s.
See also: on, stitch, without
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.
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