Idioms Related to Clothing and Fashion

9 November 2012 Tutorial Bahasa Inggris


Welcome back! This week we’ll look at some English idioms related to clothing and fashion.

First try to match the first half of the idiom to the correct second half. One example has already been done for you:

A.dressed ...... (Fit like) a glove
B.have ants in... the belt
C.fit like ...... your pants
D.fly by ...... to kill
E.tighten ...... the seat of your pants
F.below ...... your belt


Now choose the correct meaning for each idiom:

_C_ = be exactly the right size

___ = do something by instinct or feeling, with no plan

___ = wearing attractive clothes to make people notice you

___ = (attacking somebody) in a way that is unfair or unacceptable

___ = feel restless and unable to sit still

___ = spend less money than previously

answer:
  • Fit like a glove = be exactly the right size
  • Fly by the seat of your pants = do something by instinct or feeling, with no plan
  • Dressed to kill = wearing attractive clothes to make people notice you
  • Below the belt = (attacking somebody) in a way that is unfair or unacceptable
  • Have ants in your pants = feel restless and unable to sit still
  • Tighten your belt = spend less money than previously