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Having a pattern of small squares:‘a checked shirt’
checked, multicoloured, many-coloured, harlequin, varicoloured, particolouredView synonyms
- ‘And the second faux pas is the proliferation of checked shirts.’
- ‘He was wearing a white T-shirt, with a checked shirt over it, jeans and trainers.’
- ‘Hit games soon followed for the entrepreneur, who is most at home in jeans and a checked shirt, and whose management mantra was ‘rules are for fools’.’
- ‘The 16-year-old, wearing a denim jacket and a checked shirt, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.’
- ‘Why don't I just put the checked shirt on and be done with it?’
- ‘He was wearing a short-sleeved checked shirt and black trousers.’
- ‘I even have a picture of me some years later in a very dodgy checked shirt taken at the Welsh Mountain Zoo.’
- ‘What keeps me looking at the photograph of a guy with a checked shirt pulled over his head?’
- ‘His hair is dyed different shades of orange and blonde and he's wearing a leather jacket over a shirt like a checked tablecloth.’
- ‘In addition to checked patterns, stripes are also making waves this season.’
- ‘His hulking two-metre frame clad in crumpled checked shirt fills the doorway as he beckons towards his kingdom.’
- ‘She pointed at the blond man in the checked shirt.’
- ‘I'll be the one in the blue short-sleeved checked shirt.’
- ‘He wore military fatigues over a black shirt and a black-and-white checked Arab headdress wrapped around his head.’
- ‘He was in his mid-20s and wore a checked shirt and dark trousers.’
- ‘Born in Billings, Montana, the man with the checked shirt and deep western drawl had his budding penmanship spurred on by the first film he ever saw, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’
- ‘Dressed in a pair of red checked trousers and a white satin tie, this charming man took centre stage to lead his very talented band of musicians from one foot tapping number to another.’
- ‘He was wearing plastic sandals, a checked shirt and baggy traditional Kurdish trousers.’
- ‘The suspects are described as white, one is in his late teens, 5ft 8in, slim, with short dark hair and has worn a checked shirt.’
- ‘He wore baggy knee-length pants and a short-sleeved checked shirt.’
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