[ UK /ʃˈɜːtsliːvz/ ]
  1. not wearing a jacket
    in your shirtsleeves
    in hot weather they dined in their shirtsleeves
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How To Use shirtsleeves In A Sentence

  • ‘I'm sorry, I'm such a disgrace,’ Sam sobbed into her brother and her hands clung to his shirtsleeves.
  • Supper consisted of chicory served with the water it had been boiled in, to which was added some oil; there was also bread and wine, then chicken and afterwards poached eggs which they call eggs in their shirtsleeves. Diversions in Sicily
  • Buck Mulligan stood on a stone , in shirtsleeves, his unclipped tie rippling over his shoulder.
  • In the hot noonday sun, students sat on the grass, and faculty in shirtsleeves conducted class.
  • Both were in shirtsleeves, the room stuffy even with the french windows half-open on to the lawn. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS
  • All the photographs show him in an apron and shirtsleeves, surrounded by his paintings, with the television (a black-and-white set) and the radio both on at the same time.
  • If long-sleeved shirts are worn, the sleeves of the jacket should cover the shirtsleeves.
  • Thus, a miller in apron and shirtsleeves would not be confused with a magistrate in frock coat, knee breeches, and silk stockings.
  • Women wore bright sleeveless summer dresses, and the men had their suit jackets slung over their shoulders and their shirtsleeves rolled up. AFTERMATH
  • in hot weather they dined in their shirtsleeves
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