Keep Your Shirt On




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Keep Your Shirt On : Phrases



Meaning:

Calm down, be patient.


Example:

Just keep your shirt on, dinner is almost ready.


Origin:

Before modern manufacturing techniques, shirts, and all clothes for that matter, required a lot of labor to make. They were more expensive than they are today. Someone thinking of starting a fight might take off his shirt to prevent damage. Telling someone to
keep his shirt on was equivalent to telling him I don't want to fight.

This phrase has been twisted into the equivalent
Keep your pants on.





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