wet (one's) pants

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wet (one's) pants

1. Literally, to urinate while wearing one's clothing. I had to go to the bathroom so bad that I'd nearly wet my pants by the time I made it home. Sarah has just finished potty training, but she still wets her pants from time to time.
2. To laugh hysterically or uncontrollably. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) Raj's new boyfriend is hilarious, he had us wetting our pants through the whole lunch!
3. To be extremely excited or giddy. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) Abigail and I were wetting our pants with excitement waiting for the concert to start!
See also: pant, wet
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I'm a big fan of Judge Judy--I watch her at least once a day--but I always heard that she doesn't do a lot of talk shows, so when I found out that she was going to be a guest on our show, I almost wet my pants. Not only did she come on the show, but she brought Judge Jerry Sheindlin, her husband.
This by American poet Shel Silverstein says it all: Said the little boy "Sometimes I drop my spoon" Said the old man "I do that too" The little boy whispered "I wet my pants" I do that too, laughed the old man Said the little boy "I often cry" The old man nodded "So do I" "But worst of all", said the boy "grown ups don't pay attention to me "I know what you mean," said the little old man.
This poem by Shel Silverstein says it all: Said the little boy "Sometimes I drop my spoon"/ Said the old man "I do that too"/ The little boy whispered "I wet my pants"/I do that too, laughed the old man/Said the little boy "I often cry"/The old man nodded "So do I"/"But worst of all", said the boy "grown ups don't pay attention to me/"I Know what you mean," said the little old man.
“I'm not the only one who has wet my pants, bleached a goldfish, and packed a box full of sticks,” Fitzpatrick said.
I have steered clear of trampolines since a holiday in August 1988, an event that is etched very clearly on my memory as it's also the last time I wet my pants.
I wet my pants out of fear and begged each of them to let me go...
I have filed this embarrassing ritual incident along with the time I wet my pants just before walking down the aisle in urine-stained taffeta to strew rose petals before Sue Harris at her wedding.
"I almost wet my pants when I realised what a talent we'd uncovered.
Q I know I should exercise, but I have occasional urine leakage when I cough or laugh; I'm afraid that moving around too much will cause me to wet my pants. What should I do?
Zoe Ball replaces Fern Britton as the presenter of the show, saying: "I was a huge fan of Soapstar Superstar last time, so I nearly wet my pants when I was asked to host it.
"What do you expect me to do - wet my pants?" barked a decidedly peeved Jezza, in response to the seemingly sensible question of whether he was excited about venturing down and beyond memory lane.
She says: "I once laughed so hard with my dad at the series that I actually wet my pants and then my dad wet his.
The only protective measure I could have taken at that time, of course, would have been to wet my pants. And my own immediate management told me: Lay off, keep a low profile, don't let the public know, above all don't let the protest groups know that there is any danger.