lose your shirt

lose your shirt
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. 2012.

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

  • 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 …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 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

  • lose — [luːz] verb lost PTandPP [lɒst ǁ lɒːst] losing PRESPART [transitive] 1. to stop having something any more, or to have less of it: • The industry has lost 60,000 jobs. • After a boardroom battle, Dixon lost control of the company …   Financial and business terms

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