wear the trousers


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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
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6 He told Brigit it was his turn to wear the trousers - ouch.
The biggest name in the game being banned for not wearing a plastic pass, women being banned from courses because they're not allowed to wear the trousers, and panicking security staff watching out for all manner of streakers and impostors.
STUNNING supermodels proved they really wear the trousers in the fashion industry .