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shirt-sleeve



Pronunciation: (shûrt'slēv"), [key]
adj.
1. not wearing a jacket; informally dressed: a shirt-sleeve mob.
2. warm enough to live or work in without wearing a jacket or coat: shirt-sleeve weather in November.
3. simple, plain, and informal; direct and straightforward in approach, manner, etc.: shirt-sleeve diplomacy. Also,shirt'sleeve",shirt'-sleeved",shirt'-sleeves".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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