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In the Buff

The English idiom in the buff means naked. If you are in the buff, you aren’t wearing any clothes, just like the man in the comic below - he is in the buff.


Film Buff Idiom

At the same time, the word buff, itself, can also refer to someone who is an expert on or a keen fan of a certain subject. The man in the comic is a film buff. This means that he either knows a lot about films or he is big fan of films - probably, he is both. There are many kinds of buff that one can be. For example, you could be a local history buff, a soccer buff or even an English idiom buff. What kind of buff are you?








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