with (one's) pants down

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with (one's) pants down

Describing someone whose secret has been revealed or who has been caught doing something they wanted to keep hidden. Boy, that politician totally got caught with his pants down when that surveillance footage showed him stealing money.
See also: down, pant

with (one's) pants down

Slang
In an embarrassing position.
See also: down, pant
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Cooper was talking and asking him why, after Pearl [Harbor], didn't the Japanese go and invade California such as they caught us with our pants down.
He said: "We have been guilty of starting slowly in the past so we have to make sure we don't get caught with our pants down.
The media had written off the Scots in the summer and maybe on the day they caught us with our pants down.
We've been caught with our pants down and there's not much we can do apart from grit out teeth and pay out.
We need to be proactive dealing with these issues instead of getting caught with our pants down,'' Yousefian said.
MOST of us have been caught with our pants down at one time or another.
But then, for a second, let's pretend we're not up in the tree fort with our pants down.