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with one's pants down

Definition of with one's pants down

US informal

  1. :  in an embarrassing or unprepared position <The clinic now maintains an adequate supply of vaccine so that it won't be caught with its pants down if there is a flu outbreak two years in a row.>



Word by Word Definitions

pantplay pants
  1. :  to breathe quickly, spasmodically, or in a labored manner

    :  to run panting

    :  to move with or make a throbbing or puffing sound

  1. :  a panting breath

    :  the visible movement of the chest accompanying such a breath

    :  a throbbing or puffing sound

  1. :  men's underpants

    :  pantie

  1. :  of or relating to pants

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down: as

    :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down

    :  a complete play to advance the ball in football

  1. :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down


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