the pants off

Definition of the pants off

informal

  1. —used for emphasis after words like charm, scare, frighten, bore, and beat He can charm the pants off anybody. She scared the pants off us when she phoned at 3 a.m.

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

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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