in the altogether

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in the altogether

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic) Naked.
    • 1930 Aug. 4, "Prix de Rome," Time:
      Hearing that his wife was posing in the altogether for the great Spanish satirist, the Duke of Alba swore that he would paint Goya's picture in Goya's blood.
    • 2004 Nov. 25, David Carr, "When a TV Talking Head Becomes a Talking Body," New York Times (retrieved 16 Sep 2008):
      Last week, a Cleveland news anchor, Sharon Reed, was caught on camera stripping nude and joining a gaggle of other people in the altogether.