Lengua inglesa
plural noun
1 Brit an undergarment worn over the buttocks and genital area; underpants.
2 N Am trousers.
3 derog slang something of very poor quality; garbage Their last album was pants .
[19c: originally US, a shortening of pantaloons for trousers in general]
be caught with one's pants down colloq to be caught at an embarrassing and unsuitable moment, completely unprepared.
by the seat of one's pants see under seat.
scare, bore, etc the pants off someone slang to scare, bore, etc them to a great extent.
wear the pants N Am colloq wear the trousers (see under trousers).

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