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- n. Plural form of shirtsleeve.
- n. Without special protection, in street clothes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. not wearing a jacket
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I thought the Right was all about protocol, seeing as how upset many of them were that OUR President was in shirtsleeves in the Oval Office.
But from Albuquerque to Richmond, Virginia, the overall scene is similar: President Obama, standing in shirtsleeves with a cordless microphone, talking to a small crowd of people.
Ben is in shirtsleeves, Tiffany's in a checked skirt.
Someone had the sense to call the co-pilot and Ben, still in shirtsleeves and blinking the sleep from his eyes, pushed his way through the crowd.
Taking the stage before 25,000 Iowans, Obama, grinning in shirtsleeves, yelled: “It's good to back in Iowa!”
Both were in shirtsleeves and wearing broad grins.
The man had a fraternal look on his face; he looked like a kindly neighbor in shirtsleeves on a Sunday afternoon.
There'd be some carefully staged photo op of him in shirtsleeves talking at a group of carefully selected, neatly washed and ironed squaddies.
One of them was William Faulkner, whom I had never laid eyes on and whom I could only imagine as the farmer in shirtsleeves scratching his arm beside two little white dogs in the celebrated portrait of him taken by Cartier-Bresson.
A nice man, in shirtsleeves, joking with his staff, of a piece with the man I have seen looking for volunteers to toss a football around with him on the tarmac so he can stretch his legs.
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