birthday suit


birthday suit
«Костюм новорождённого». В настоящее время эта фраза означает «быть голым», т. е. вид человека при рождении:

I haven't brought a swimming costume. I suppose I could go in in my birthday suit. — Я не принёс купальный костюм. Я полагаю, что могу купаться в чём мать родила.

Однако было время, когда королевские придворные должны были облачаться в специально сшитые одежды в день рождения монарха. Такую одежду тоже называли birthday suit.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

Смотреть что такое "birthday suit" в других словарях:

  • birthday suit — birthday ,suit noun in your birthday suit HUMOROUS not wearing clothes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • birthday suit — If you are in your birthday suit, you are naked …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • birthday suit — birthday suits N COUNT: poss N If you are in your birthday suit, you are not wearing any clothes. [INFORMAL, HUMOROUS or OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • birthday suit — first attested 1730s, but probably much older. The notion is the suit of clothes one was born in, i.e., no clothes at all. Cf. M.E. mother naked naked as the day one was born; M.Du. moeder naect, Ger. mutternackt …   Etymology dictionary

  • birthday suit — noun informal terms for nakedness in the raw in the altogether in his birthday suit • Syn: ↑raw, ↑altogether • Hypernyms: ↑nakedness, ↑nudity, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • birthday suit —    If you are in your birthday suit, you are naked.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This humorous expression means that you are wearing nothing.     The bathroom door blew open, and there I was in my birthday suit! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • birthday suit — noun Nakedness; a lack of clothing. George embarrassed his aunt by answering the door in his birthday suit. (i.e., George embarrassed his aunt by answering the door naked) …   Wiktionary

  • birthday suit — naked, nude, in the buff    Do you wear pajamas in bed? No. Just my birthday suit …   English idioms

  • birthday suit — completely naked, no clothes on The little boy was running down the street in his birthday suit …   Idioms and examples

  • birthday suit — UK / US noun in your birthday suit …   English dictionary

  • Birthday suit —   If you are in your birthday suit, you are naked …   Dictionary of English idioms