A wife is wise enough when she kens her gudeman's breeks frae her ain kirtle.
If ye sell your purse to your wife, gie her your breeks to the bargain.
It's ill getting the breeks aff the Highlandman is a proverb that savours very strong of a Lowland Scotch origin.
All the world knows that it is ill taking the breeks off a Highlander.
In about one minute I 'll be wipin' off a streak o' red upon me breeks.
"I 'll be wipin off a streak o' red upon me breeks" Duke: Quick!
Off wi' jerkin and wilycoat, and on wi' doublet, breeks, and buskins instantly.
They may wear the breeks, but the women wear the brains, I trow.
And of a' the beings ever I beheld in breeks, to think it should be you!
That's the only decent pair of breeks you've got, and the only shoon.