Idioms about pants
wear the pants, to have the dominant role; be in charge: I guess we know who wears the pants in that family.
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How to use pants in a sentence
The Squeeze pants feature cargo-style pockets, with a zippered one in the front for tons of storage.
Fast fashion sites like Shein have been churning out their takes on the pants trend at a ferocious pace.
It’s hard to see how we can go back to a world of plain denim when there are pants options out there for everyone.
The only other acceptable place to wear or carry a beacon is in an internally sewn, beacon-specific pants pocket.
Its sliding outer case features a belt clip that keeps it from jumping out of your pants pocket and also functions as a stand.
So here I am in my requisite Lululemon pants, grunting along to an old hip-hop song at a most ungodly hour.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze | Lizzie Crocker | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
He wore white gloves, a dignified long black coat, and matching pants and vest, and he carried a dark walking stick.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate | Philip Dray | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
If you Google “Muslim Christmas tree star” you will see a list of right-wing websites wetting their pants over this.
The Plaza Hotel cooked a fancy-pants latke with red wine braised oxtail, horseradish sunchoke cream, and crispy kale.
Shirtless bros with pillowy lips and cargo pants pulled down to expose tufts of pubic hair.Abercrombie & Ditch: The Fall of the House of Tween | Lizzie Crocker | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You're ridin' game in a tough place, as any man has to do who starts with only his pants and his head on.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
He is an old, grizzled man dressed in dungaree pants, a sweater, and a woolen cap with ear flaps.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays | Various
He wears the same corduroy pants that Uncle Ben gave him on his twenty-first birthday.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
He was of middle age, black as anthracite coal, bald-headed, (p. 226) and was dressed in pants and coat made of old sailcloth.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
He was dressed in pants made of old sailcloth, and the tattered cast-off blouse of a Union soldier.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
British Dictionary definitions for pants
British an undergarment reaching from the waist to the thighs or knees
Also called: trousers a garment shaped to cover the body from the waist to the ankles or knees with separate tube-shaped sections for both legs
bore the pants off informal to bore extremely
scare the pants off informal to scare extremely
British slang inferior
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with pants
In addition to the idiom beginning with pants
- pants off, the
- ants in one's pants
- beat the pants off
- caught with one's pants down
- get the lead out of (one's pants)
- kick in the pants
- seat of the pants
- talk someone's arm (pants) off
- wear the pants
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