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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The biased BBC execs must be wetting their pants over this one.
"You never know who will be on pitch at that point and some players better at penalties than others, but no-one will be wetting their pants over it."
P/E Ratio: The percentage of investors wetting their pants as the market keeps crashing.
THEY can fly at 1,200 mph in stealth mode and they have politicians wetting their pants with enthusiasm.
It was a world I never knew existed.There are tons of them, all featuring happy, overjoyed people wetting their pants because they have such amazingly white teeth.
Don't panic letters to the troops means the generals are wetting their pants. Crosby's view of voters is that they are pretty thick and disinterested and love easy answers to complex problems.
No big shimmering saucers skimming the sky to get the theorists wetting their pants with excitement - though I can't help but feel that maybe the aliens have landed under cover of darkness and are going to work their magic without us realising.
A classmate tearing about yelling for mum, painting their sandals, sucking a dummy, wetting their pants or not being able to put their jumper back on the right way up isn't scary or bewildering or funny - they've seen it all before.