Crazy English Clothes Idioms
Up one's sleeve
Definition: hiding something
EXAMPLE: She is planning a surprise. I wonder what is up her sleeve...
EXAMPLE: Everyone thought that the game was lost, but the coach of the football team had something up his sleeve.
To keep it under your hat
Definition: to keep a secret
EXAMPLE: I will tell you where my sister is hiding if you promise tokeep it under your hat.
EXAMPLE: It is important to keep this information under your hat until next month.
Dressed to kill
Definition: wearing clothing that makes you look great (usually your best clothing)
EXAMPLE: They looked like they weredressed to kill at the disco.
EXAMPLE: At her last interview, she looked as though she weredressed to kill.
To knock one's socks off
Definition: to excite or surprise someone
EXAMPLE: The latest government taxes knocks my socks off.
EXAMPLE: The end of the play knocked the audience's socks off.