Clothes Idioms Questions

Can you answer these questions? All of them contain expressions connected with clothes.


Politics and the Media

mud sticks = said to mean that people are likely to believe something bad that is said about someone, even if it is not true

Mud sticks, however unjust and fourth-hand the accusation, however misguided your accuser and however hard you fight to clear your name.

Mud Sticks


Not Giving In

to stick to your guns = to continue to have your beliefs or continue with a plan of action, even if other people disagree with you

Despite the advice from his surrounding, he stuck to his guns on this issue.

To Stick To Your Guns


Body – 2

to twist somebody’s arms = to make people do something, to persuade so that it is hard to refuse

to have one’s arms twisted

My wife twisted my arm into buying this unnecessary thing.

To Twist Somebodys Arms



to make a beeline for… – to go somewhere quickly, to move towards a person or a thing

The moment I noticed him, I made a beeline to him.

To Make A Beeline For


Words that Alliterate and Rhyme – 2

higgledy-piggledy = in a mess

This is my son’s room, and, as you can see, it’s a little bit higgledy-piggledy.

Higgledy Piggledy


Words that Alliterate and Rhyme – 1

Words that alliterate (start with the same letter) or rhyme:

willy-nilly = happening without people’s intention ~ волей-неволей

“Yet I found myself drawn willy-nilly into the intricacies of a conversation that had nothing to do with me.”

Willy Nilly



to be thrown in at the deep end – to make someone start doing a difficult without getting them prepared

Masood, the young left-arm spinner from Khanewal, was thrown in at the deep end just like countless other boys in the country and he had the enviable task of teaming up with others.

To Be Thrown In At The Deep End



eager beaver = an enthusiastic person, a very diligent person

She is an eager beaver who wants to learn everything.

Eager Beaver


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