Here are Some Phrases about Clothes
- Buckle down – to secure something with straps fasten together with buckles. Example: Don’t forget to buckle down his pants. He is too small to wear pants.
- Button up – to fasten/close the buttons. Example: Don’t forget to button your jacket up when you go outside today as it’s really cold outside.
- Clog up – full of something. Example: Your cupboard is clogged with so many clothes that there is no place to keep anything else.
- Do up – to embellish especially for a particular occasion. Example: My little nephew was all done up for the fancy dress competition in a Spiderman dress.
- Dress up – to dress up more formally/for some particular occasion. Example: You need to dress up for the cocktail party tonight – the dress code is black & white.
- Gussied-up – to dress in one’s best clothes. Example: Are you gussied-up for the party?
- Hang up – hang from a hook. Example: Your coat is hanging up behind the almirah.
- Have on – wear. Example: Siya had her favourite green gown on.
- Kick off – to remove your shoes by shaking your feet. Example: After the party, most of us kicked off our foot wears.
- Put on – start wearing something. Example: Some people feel so happy when they put on anything new.
- Take off – remove. Example: Take off your clothes if you want to take a dip in this holy river.
- Throw on – to quickly put clothes on. Example: She threw up her coat and left the room.
- Try on – to put on something. Example: For your gown shopping we can go to this mall, there you can try various gowns on and finally choose the one that you like the most.
- Wear in – put on. Example: I really wish to reduce weight so that I start wearing in my old expensive dresses.
- Zip up – to close with a zipper. Example: She generally zips-up her jacket when she goes out.
- Fashion victim – one who thinks that being fashionable is more important that feeling comfortable and looking nice. Example: She is a fashion victim. Plazzos don’t suit her personality, but she still wears them.
- Men in suits – conventional business people. Example: In our seminar on Business Development, 30 men in suits are expected.
- Fancy Pants – one who is dressed fancy/pretentious. Example: We need to return what you are wearing Mr. Fancy pants.
Written by Monica
Wabs Talk Team