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catch someone with their pants down

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catch someone with their pants down

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To find someone in the wrong with no possibility of evasion; catch someone in flagrante delicto: Every time someone catches us with our pants down, catches us in an outright lie, up pops Ron to admit it/ The insensitive, bumbling male senators caught with their political pants down suggested a watershed in American politics (1920s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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