in short pants

in short pants

Very young or inexperienced. Usually used as an insult. I built this company from the ground up while these jerks from the bank were still in short pants!
See also: pant, short
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"To come to the Mass in short pants or jogging pants would be out of place and can be very improper and unbecoming [behaviour].
If I had written this column after the Swedish game with Canada it would have been about how the whole country had been let down by a bunch of pampered millionaires in short pants who had no pride and less discipline.
If I had written this column the day we beat Belarus I would have forgiven the sins of our millionaires in short pants and been satisfied with a strong effort against the Americans.