with pants down
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.
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with (one's) pants downSlang
In an embarrassing position.
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