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wear the trousers

Slang definitions & phrases for wear the trousers

wear the pants

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To be the dominant one in a marriage, household, etc •Nearly always said of a woman

[1931+; wear the breeches can be traced to the 1400s in a French version (braies) and to the 1500s in English]

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