lose one’s shirt (to)

 Lose a significant amount of money.
 ► “U.S. investors did venture abroad from time to time. But they often lost their shirts - especially in the Latin American and Weimar Republic bond defaults of the 1930s.” (Wall Street Journal, May 28, 1996, p. R24)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • lose one's shirt — {v. phr.}, {slang} To lose all or most of your money. * /Uncle Joe spent his life savings to buy a store, but it failed, and he lost his shirt./ * /Mr. Matthews lost his shirt betting on the horses./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lose one's shirt — To lose all one has • • • Main Entry: ↑shirt * * * informal lose all one s possessions …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose one's shirt — ► lose one s shirt informal lose all one s possessions. Main Entry: ↑shirt …   English terms dictionary

  • lose one's shirt — inf idi lose one s shirt, Informal. to suffer a severe financial reverse …   From formal English to slang

  • lose one’s shirt — tv. to go broke; to lose everything of value, even one’s shirt. □ I lost my shirt on that bank deal. □ Try not to lose your shirt in the market again …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • lose one's shirt — lose a lot of money I think he is going to lose his shirt on that new business venture …   Idioms and examples

  • lose one's shirt — lose all that one owns …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lose\ one's\ shirt — v. phr. slang To lose all or most of your money. Uncle Joe spent his life savings to buy a store, but it failed, and he lost his shirt. Mr. Matthews lost his shirt betting on the horses …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lose one's shirt — verb To lose all of ones money; to go broke; to undergo financial ruin or disaster. Since nearly losing his shirt in a business deal a few years back, he investigates new opportunities more cautiously …   Wiktionary

  • lose one's shirt — informal lose all one s possessions. → shirred …   English new terms dictionary

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