caught with (one's) pants down

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caught with (one's) pants down

Taken by surprise. Caught in a vulnerable (often embarrassing) position or situation. When the boss started firing questions at me, I was caught with my pants down and looked like a fool. I just hadn't considered all of those potential outcomes yet and didn't know what to say! We seriously underestimated our opponents on Saturday and totally got caught with our pants down.
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You can be caught with your pants down very quickly, but at the same time you can be Cock of the North quite easily as well if you get four or five wins.
But if you do then at least have the courage, when you're caught with your pants down, to man up, own up and say sorry.
There's being caught with your pants down, and then there's being caught with no pants.
Even when caught with your pants down, in mid-thrust in your partner's best friend's bed, with Marvin Gave on the mp3 and a plate of half-eaten oysters on the floor, you deny everything.
Very often, you get caught with your pants down - ours last night was from a corner kick, it was bad defending.
You won't get caught with your pants down without any good travel humor to read if you pick up Doug Lansky's laugh-filled collection There's No Toilet Paper On The Road Less Traveled (1932361-278, $14.
and perhaps a fleeting sense of imaginary exposure--as if you were caught with your pants down, inadvertently flashing your uglies.
In the unlikely event of a situation like I described above, you wouldn't want to be caught with your pants down.
There's a lot of good sides in it and you can get caught with your pants down.
There's only one thing worse than not being ready - that's believing you're ready then getting caught with your pants down,'' he said.
So don't get caught with your pants down by having no stripey trousers and jaunty jackets in your closet.
It's that horrific Bridget Jones moment when you're caught with your pants down.
When traveling to another state or country, you don't want to, er, get caught with your pants down without knowing the consequences.
Holeproof have been best sellers since 1991, under the slogan: "One day you're gonna get caught with your pants down.
If you plan for mid-table mediocrity then at some stage you are going to get caught with your pants down," the Kiwi said.