What does the idiom roll up your sleeves mean?

What does the idiom roll up your sleeves mean?

1 : to fold up the ends of one’s shirt sleeves to make them shorter. 2 informal : to prepare to work hard It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get the job done.

What does it mean when a girl rolls up her sleeves?

To do or get ready to do something difficult, intense, or demanding.

Why do we roll our sleeves?

The way you roll your sleeves indicates: Cooling off in hot weather – rolling up sleeves allows air to flow over more of your skin directly. A relaxed attitude at the end of a hard day’s work – rolled-up sleeves can dress down a formal outfit.

What does operating on a shoestring mean?

phrase. If you do something or make something on a shoestring, you do it using very little money. The theater will be run on a shoestring. See full dictionary entry for shoestring.

What is the meaning of the idiom a paper tiger?

: one that is outwardly powerful or dangerous but inwardly weak or ineffectual.

When guys roll up their sleeves?

Prepare to work, as in When he saw how much snow had fallen he simply rolled up his sleeves and went to find the shovel . This expression, alluding to turning one’s sleeves upward to avoid getting them wet or dirty, is used both literally and more loosely, as in the example here.

Is it attractive to roll sleeves?

When you’re not wearing a jacket or an additional layer, rolling your shirt sleeves is the breeziest way to look like you were professionally styled – and this applies to long, short, and even the occasional t-shirt sleeve.

How far should you roll up your sleeves?

Fold the sleeve up, so the entire cuff is an inch or so above your elbow. Next, roll your sleeves up onto the cuff, using your thumb to sort of tuck in the shirt into the roll, but still allow a little bit of the cuff to be exposed at the top. The top of the roll should hit just below the elbow, by about half an inch.

What does shoes on his feet mean?

If you say, in British English, the boot is on the other foot or, mainly in American English, the shoe is on the other foot, you mean that a situation has been reversed completely, so that the person who was in the better position before is now in the worse one.

What does through the nose mean?

If you say that you paid through the nose for something, you are emphasizing that you had to pay what you consider too high a price for it. [informal, emphasis]

What does the idiom Dog Days mean?

1 : the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere. 2 : a period of stagnation or inactivity.

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