wear the

wear the

pants/trousers Informal
To exercise controlling authority in a household.
See also: wear
References in classic literature ?
Did n't your mother ever let you wear the nice things that came?
William had wanted to buy her a gold chain too, but the purchase had been beyond his means, and therefore not to wear the cross might be mortifying him.
Fanny acknowledged her wishes and doubts on this point: she did not know how either to wear the cross, or to refrain from wearing it.
For, being able to change her face whenever she liked, the Princess had no interest in wearing a variety of gowns, as have other ladies who are compelled to wear the same face constantly.
But Hetty had another passion, only a little less strong than her love of finery, and that other passion made her like to wear the locket even hidden in her bosom.
When he is three they are said to wear the knickerbocker face, and you may take it from me that Mary assumed that face with a sigh; fain would she have kept her boy a baby longer, but he insisted on his rights, and I encouraged him that I might notch another point against her.
A Kebaya is a traditional blouse worn by Malaysian and Indonesian women made from sheer material, in Malaysia, Nyonyas usually wear the Kebaya with a Javanese batik sarong.
Believe it or not, seventy percent of girls wear the wrong-size bra.
The power of television has been a boon to sports apparel and equipment manufacturers for years, as young, aspiring athletes have been inspired to wear the football jersey, lace up the basketball shoe, or use the same baseball glove as their favorite player.
In Prodigal I wear the brown leather top with holes in it--I feel comfortable in it, even though I don't particularly like the skirt.
Kamal Ataturk started his social revolution by ordering Turkish men to wear the Western-style hat, instead of the traditional fez.
It was also found that of those listeners who indicated they would wear hearing aids, 88% (72) indicated they would wear the ITE hearing aid, 9% (7) indicated they would not wear the ITE hearing aid, and 4% (3) provided neutral or ambiguous responses.
Only Illinois requires that the defendant "knowingly" wear the body armor.
An LAPD officer who did not wish to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the issue said it is ironic that while other cities are forcing officers to wear the flag, officers in the LAPD are being told they can only wear a certain expression of the flag.