caught with your pants down

Caught with your pants down
If you are caught with your pants down, you are exposed in an embarrassing situation.  It can also mean that you were caught unprepared for a situation or an event.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • caught with your pants down — caught with (your) pants down in a situation that embarrasses you. My job was to get as much information as possible so that my boss would not be caught with her pants down. Usage notes: often said about situations you are not prepared for …   New idioms dictionary

  • Caught With Your Pants Down — Ballbreaker Ballbreaker Album par AC/DC Sortie 26 septembre 1995 Enregistrement 1994 1995 au Ocean Way Studios …   Wikipédia en Français

  • caught with your pants down — Meaning Caught unawares. Origin Alludes to being observed defecating or urinating …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • be caught with your pants down — be caught with (your) pants/trousers down 1. to be suddenly discovered doing something that you did not want other people to know about, especially having sex. Apparently he was caught with his pants down. His wife came home to find him in bed… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be caught with your pants down — be caught with your pants/trousers/down informal phrase to be embarrassed by something that happens because you are not prepared for it Thesaurus: to be, or to become ashamed or embarrassedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • with your pants down — see ↑pants • • • Main Entry: ↑down with your pants down US informal : 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be caught with your trousers down — be caught with (your) pants/trousers down 1. to be suddenly discovered doing something that you did not want other people to know about, especially having sex. Apparently he was caught with his pants down. His wife came home to find him in bed… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be caught with your trousers down — be caught with your pants/trousers/down informal phrase to be embarrassed by something that happens because you are not prepared for it Thesaurus: to be, or to become ashamed or embarrassedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • with your trousers down — Brit informal : in an embarrassing situation another CEO caught with his trousers down [=(US) with his pants down] • • • Main Entry: ↑trousers …   Useful english dictionary

  • caught with pants down — caught with (your) pants down in a situation that embarrasses you. My job was to get as much information as possible so that my boss would not be caught with her pants down. Usage notes: often said about situations you are not prepared for …   New idioms dictionary


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