sue the pants off (of) (one)

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sue the pants off (of) (one)

To sue one for a huge sum of money, especially if it is all or more than one is able to pay. He threatened to sue the pants off me if I ever published the things we had just discussed. With all the evidence we've got, we'll be able to sue the pants off of their company.
See also: off, pant, sue

sue the pants off (of) someone

Sl. to sue someone for a lot of money. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) If they harm me in any way, I'll sue the pants off of them. He sued the pants off his landlord.
See also: off, pant, sue

sue the pants off (of) someone

tv. to sue someone for a lot of money. If they do it, I’ll sue the pants off of them.
See also: of, off, pant, someone, sue

sue the pants off someone

verb
See also: off, pant, someone, sue
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Tell 76-year-old Des O'Connor he's too old to raise his new baby and he'll sue the pants off you!
You just know she'd sue the pants off you for unfair dismissal.
If, for example, you say that Horse A drifted alarmingly in the market, was slowly away and was never put in the race by Jockey B, who had earlier been seen talking to some extremely shady-looking characters who passed him a bulging brown envelope, then Jockey B, and very probably the shady characters themselves, can sue the pants off you and your paper for your clear implication that they had been doing something dishonest.