civilian clothes

plural noun
1.
everyday or ordinary clothing, as distinguished from a military uniform.
2.
Informal. ordinary clothing as distinguished from a uniform, clerical garb, or work clothes.

Origin:
1885–90

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Soldiers in civilian clothes walked toward the morgue in a column of two.
Then, from behind a line of military police, a sharpshooter in civilian clothes
  fired a rifle into a crowd of unarmed civilians.
Television footage showed teenage boys in civilian clothes emptying banana
  clips into the crowd.
He was dressed in civilian clothes, apparently realizing that he would not be
  asked to command the troops that might be used.
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