bet\ one's\ shirt


bet\ one's\ shirt
• bet one's boots
• bet one's bottom dollar
• bet one's shirt
v. phr. informal
1. To bet all you have.

This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it.

Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination.

2. • bet one's life
To feel very sure; have no doubt.

Was I scared when I saw the bull running at me? You bet your life I was!


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • bet\ one's\ boots — • bet one s boots • bet one s bottom dollar • bet one s shirt v. phr. informal 1. To bet all you have. This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it. Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination. 2. • bet one s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bet\ one's\ bottom\ dollar — • bet one s boots • bet one s bottom dollar • bet one s shirt v. phr. informal 1. To bet all you have. This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it. Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination. 2. • bet one s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bet\ one's\ life — • bet one s boots • bet one s bottom dollar • bet one s shirt v. phr. informal 1. To bet all you have. This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it. Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination. 2. • bet one s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bet one's boots — or[bet one s bottom dollar] or[bet one s shirt] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To bet all you have. * /This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it./ * /Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination./ 2. or[bet one s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bet one's boots — or[bet one s bottom dollar] or[bet one s shirt] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To bet all you have. * /This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it./ * /Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination./ 2. or[bet one s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's shirt on — ► put one s shirt on Brit. informal bet all one has on. Main Entry: ↑shirt …   English terms dictionary

  • put one's shirt on — To bet all one has on • • • Main Entry: ↑shirt …   Useful english dictionary

  • put one's shirt on — bet all of one s money on , place all of one s hope on …   English contemporary dictionary

  • put one's shirt on Brit. — put one s shirt on Brit. informal bet all one has on. → shirred …   English new terms dictionary

  • shirt — n. 1 a man s upper body garment of cotton etc., having a collar, sleeves, and esp. buttons down the front, and often worn under a jacket or sweater. 2 a similar garment worn by a woman; a blouse. 3 = NIGHTSHIRT. Phrases and idioms: keep one s… …   Useful english dictionary