shirt-sleeve

shirt-sleeve

[shurt-sleev]
adjective
1.
not wearing a jacket; informally dressed: a shirt-sleeve mob.
2.
warm enough to live or work in without wearing a jacket or coat: shirt-sleeve weather in November.
3.
simple, plain, and informal; direct and straightforward in approach, manner, etc.: shirt-sleeve diplomacy.
Also, shirtsleeve, shirt-sleeved, shirt-sleeves.


Origin:
1560–70

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