lose your shirt


lose your shirt
   to be ruined or suffer an excessive financial loss
   Figuratively, having nothing left to wear. An American may in the same sense lose his vest or his pants.

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  • lose your shirt — see ↑shirt • • • Main Entry: ↑lose lose your shirt chiefly US informal : to lose a lot of money because of a bad bet or investment He lost his shirt betting on football games. Many investors lost their shirts when the market crashed. • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose your shirt — lose (your) shirt British, American & Australian put (your) shirt on (something) to risk all your money on something because you are sure you will win. He said he d lost his shirt on that race. (usually + on) …   New idioms dictionary

  • lose your shirt — If someone loses their shirt, they lose all their money through a bad investment, gambling, etc …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • lose your shirt — INFORMAL ► to lose a lot of money: »It would be wrong to suggest that all investors have lost their shirts. Main Entry: ↑lose …   Financial and business terms

  • lose your shirt —    If someone loses their shirt, they lose all their money through a bad investment, gambling, etc.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you lose your shirt, you lose all your money or possessions, especially as a result of speculation or… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lose your shirt — lose most of the money you invested    He invested in condominiums and nearly lost his shirt …   English idioms

  • lose your shirt on something — mainly american informal phrase to lose a lot of money that you have invested or bet Thesaurus: to gamble moneysynonym to invest moneysynonym gambling games and places where gambling takes placehyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose your shirt on something — mainly American informal to lose a lot of money that you have invested or bet …   English dictionary

  • keep your shirt on — informal phrase used for telling someone who is beginning to get angry not to get annoyed Thesaurus: expressions showing anger and used in argumentshyponym arguments and arguingsynonym Main entry: shirt * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Losing Your Shirt — In the investment world, this expression is used to describe a very bad investment that causes an investor to lose everything he or she has invested (and more, in some cases). This is a terrible position to find yourself in. The phrase suggests… …   Investment dictionary


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