Lose one's shirt

Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 09, 1999

In Reply to: Lose one's shirt posted by Appy on September 08, 1999

: Can anyone tell me what the phrase 'to lose one's shirt' means?
: Thanks,
: App

When you were in a card game and "took a bath" and you "bet the ranch"
and lost you would then proceed to "lose one's
shirt" on your next hand.