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Break out the shorts

Discussion in 'English Only' started by danusia, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. danusia Senior Member

    Polish
    On the weather network page http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cabc0049 there is a

    Quick Poll
    Looking ahead to the May long weekend, you plan to:
    Go camping
    Break out the shorts
    Spring clean
    . . .

    What "Break out the shorts" possibly means: Wear shorts for the first time this season?
     
  2. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
  3. waltern Senior Member

    English - USA
    Correct, given the warmer weather.
     
  4. RM1(SS)

    RM1(SS) Senior Member

    Connecticut
    English - US (Midwest)
    "Break out the shorts" = "Get the shorts out of the closet/drawer/wherever and be ready to use them."
     
  5. Jim2996 Senior Member

    Boston, MA
    American English
    Get out, as in "Let's break out the beer."
     
  6. natkretep

    natkretep Moderato con anima

    Singapore
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
  7. danusia Senior Member

    Polish
    Thank you everybody. I like RM1(SS) definition best. Am I right?
     
  8. frenchifried Senior Member

    France
    English - UK
    Yes and even the Brits understand - they even (regrettably for the most part) wear shorts! In summer that is . . .
     

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