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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ENGLAND were caught with their pants down by Wales and left red-faced when they tried to blame the ref.
ENGLAND claim to have a plan in place to appoint Eddie Jones' successor and won't be caught with their pants down.
When Wigan, Hull and Leeds return to the UK, opponents Warrington Wolves, Castleford Tigers and Widnes Vikings will be lying in wait hoping to catch them with their pants down in the next round of Super League!
Both stars were caught with their pants down and Paddy reckons after a plunge in profits he was too.
Not for everyone, then, but if your idea of a good night out is a man dressed as a farmer telling stories about people being caught in barns with their pants down, it's odds-on you're not going to find anything more fitting than this.
They sing with their pants down. "There is supposed to be this sexy thing when a woman takes her clothes off," Kim says.
In addition, an end to the middle-class, politically correct garbage and ministers who resign immediately and permanently when caught with their pants down.
Some of the big boys got caught with their pants down and would like to penalize all of us for their questionable business practices, but it isn't working.
The chief executive of the FA, the England manager, the England captain and the England 'striker hero' have all been caught with their pants down within a matter of months.
You'd think this would cheer them up, being admired and lusted after, but it just scares most of them because it's yet another in the long list of nameless dreads they ate forced to deal with, in this instance with their pants down.
When Prodigy and his married co-worker Gina are caught with their pants down on company videotape, his boss gives a tough caution in lieu of a pink slip.
The video footage is disturbing in the extreme, an apparent tableau of the worst sort of bullying prison-guard violence: guards kicking seemingly compliant prisoners in the head and groin, swearing at them, beating them with riot sticks and electric prods, forcing them to crawl on their bellies, some with their pants down around their ankles; a German Shepherd biting the legs of at least one inmate.
"Aberdeen have been caught with their pants down far too often in cup-ties like this.
The show's creator, Bobby Goldstein, revealed that both McGee and Jungers have verbally accepted the job.e added that that the show will catch cheating celebrities with "with their pants down," reports the New York Daily News.
After all, many of them were caught with their pants down in the first crisis.
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