in the raw

in the raw
*in the altogether & *in the buff & *in the nude & *in the raw
Fig. naked; nude. (*Typically: be \in the raw; get [into] \in the raw; sleep \in the raw.) •

The museum has a painting of some ladies in the buff.

Mary felt a little shy about getting into the altogether.

Bill says he sleeps in the raw.

* * *
{adj.} or {adv. phr.} 1. In the simplest or most natural way; with no frills. * /Henry enjoyed going into the woods and living life in the raw./ 2. {informal} Without any clothing; naked. * /In the summer the boys slept in the raw./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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