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all mouth and no trousers

Full of boastful, arrogant, or shallow talk, usually by a male, who then cannot deliver on his claims. A variant of "all mouth and trousers," meaning the same thing. Primarily heard in UK. He talks a big game, but when it actually comes to asking out a woman, he's all mouth and no trousers.
See also: all, and, mouth, trouser

all mouth and trousers

Full of boastful, arrogant, or shallow talk, usually by a male, who then cannot deliver on his claims. The variant form, "all mouth and no trousers" (meaning the same), is also often used. Primarily heard in UK. I find that most of the men in the city are all mouth and trousers. They all act like they are God's gift to women, but I've yet to meet one who's at all interesting. The opposition party is all mouth and trousers, for they have no real plan to address the things they are criticizing.
See also: all, and, mouth, trouser

all talk and no trousers

Full of boastful, arrogant, or shallow talk that never materializes into results. A variant of "all mouth and trousers," meaning the same thing. Primarily heard in UK. The team's manager keeps promising title after title, but he's seeming like all talk and no trousers at this point.
See also: all, and, talk, trouser

in the trouser department

1. Literally, relating to or having to do with trousers or pants. Of course, in the trouser department, a nicely fitted pair of slacks will always look more respectable than tracksuit bottoms.
2. slang Relating to or concerning a man's penis or its physical aspects. Look at that guy in his big flashy sports car. I reckon it's compensation for not having much in the trouser department, eh?
See also: department, trouser

puts (one's) trousers on one leg at a time (just like everybody else)

A saying emphasizing that someone is just an ordinary human being. (Used especially in reference to someone who is of an elevated social status, such as a celebrity, star athlete, member of royalty, etc. Variations of "everybody else" are also often used, such as "the rest of us," "you and me," "ordinary people," and so on.) Primarily heard in UK. Because our only interaction with celebrities is through the media, it's easy to forget that they put their trousers on one leg at a time, just like everybody else. The superstar comedian's latest non-fiction book provides a quirky insight into her day-to-day life, and reminds you that she puts her trousers on one leg at a time just like the rest of us. I might be the youngest billionaire in the world, but I still put my trousers on one leg at a time!
See also: everybody, leg, like, on, one, put, time, trouser

put (one's) trousers on one leg at a time (just like everybody else)

To be an ordinary human being; to go through life like everyone else. (Used especially in reference to someone who is of an elevated social status, such as a celebrity, star athlete, member of royalty, etc. Variations of "everybody else" are also often used, such as "the rest of us," "you and me," "ordinary people," and so on.) Primarily heard in UK. Because our only interaction with celebrities is through the media, it's easy to forget that they are just human beings who put their trousers on one leg at a time. The superstar comedian's latest non-fiction book gives you a quirky insight into her day-to-day life, and reminds you that she puts her trousers on one leg at a time just like the rest of us. Even though I made my millions at a young age, I was determined that I would still put my trousers on one leg at a time just like everybody else.
See also: everybody, leg, like, on, one, put, time, trouser

who wears the trousers?

Who is in charge of this situation? Typically used to describe who has more power in a relationship or household, with "trousers" denoting masculine authority, as women traditionally wore skirts throughout history. She won't let you go out with me tonight? Who wears the trousers in your relationship, man?
See also: wear, who

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 with the neighbour.
2. to be asked to do or say something that you are not prepared for He asked me where I'd been the previous evening and I was caught with my trousers down.
See wouldn't be caught dead, fall between two stools
See also: caught, down, pant

be all mouth

  (British, American & Australian informal) also be all mouth and (no) trousers (British informal)
if someone is all mouth, they talk a lot about doing something but they never do it She says she'll complain to the manager but I think she's all mouth. You're all mouth and no trousers. Why don't you just go over there and ask her out?
See also: all, mouth

wear the trousers

  (British, American & Australian humorous) also wear the pants (American & Australian humorous)
to be the person in a relationship who makes all the important decisions I don't think there's any doubt about who wears the trousers in their house.
See also: trouser, wear

trouser snake

and trouser trout
n. the penis. The doctor was taken aback when young Willard used the term “trouser snake.” Stop scratching your trouser trout in public.
See also: snake, trouser

trouser trout

verb
See also: trouser, trout
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We will also be holding a series of readings of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists at libraries across the city and sending copies of the book to all Liverpool secondary schools so hopefully we'll create a whole new generation of Tressell fans.
While BBC will publish the figures today, it has refused to say who trousered the biggest pay packets in order to avoid a public backlash.
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SIR - The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, written between 1906 and 1910, has been described as being enlightening, moving and funny and is a novel about the exploitation of a group of painters and decorators in Edwardian times.
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I WOULD just like to take this moment to point out to the Liverpool ECHO that, given the current and constant abrasive Tory Party strategy of wearing the working class down so much that we will end up back in the days of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, while simultaneously being mindful of the wickedness of the bedroom tax, the slicing up of our NHS and its subsequent privatisation, zero-hour contracts, minimum wages and food banks, oh, and not forgetting our possible involvement in another war, I was heartened to see the picture''s of local celebs and footballers in Wednesday's Echo under the heading Real Lives.
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Many of your readers, especially those in the trade union/Labour movement, will know that (as Robert Tressell) Noonan was the author of the famous Socialist novel, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
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That from a leader whose party trousered pounds 200,000 from a man later convicted of fraud.
NUNEATON people stare and frown, Their Co Op Hall is coming down, The big lead ball is swinging round, Taking their memories to the ground, Cast your mind back to '62 - the Beatles played some love me do, The Hollies, Stones and big dance bands filled the hall with clapping hands, The girls all rocking and dancing for joy with a drainpipe trousered teddy boy
Excitingly, our hero defied death, managed to get all the required 'chew' down - pause briefly for official adjudication - then vomit it all up again, with the carefree air of a man who's just trousered a ton.
In the last year alone, a quarter of West Midlands officers trousered a tasty bonus payment.