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wear the trousers

Definition of wear the trousers


  1. :  to be the leader :  to make decisions for a group of people <She wears the trousers in that family.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to bear or have on the person

    :  to use habitually for clothing, adornment, or assistance

    :  to carry on the person

  1. :  the act of wearing :  the state of being worn :  use

    :  clothing or an article of clothing usually of a particular kind

    :  clothing worn for a special occasion or popular during a specific period

trouserplay trousers
  1. :  pant

  1. :  of, relating to, or designed for trousers

    :  of or relating to a male dramatic role played by a woman

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to lessen in amount, effect, or force

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