Can you guess the meaning of the idiom "caught with one's pants down" by looking at the comic above?
Catch with one's pants down:
The verb 'catch' has an irregular past tense: caught.
This is a figurative expression—it does not mean the person was literally caught with their pants down by their ankles!
— When I came home early I caught my son with his pants down, smoking one of my husband's cigars with his friends.
— My parents caught me with my pants down stealing beer from the keg in the garage.
— I've tried to think of every possible question the board could ask me—I really don't want to get caught with my pants down at the meeting.
— My coworker was caught with her pants down today. She tried to print out 25 personal photos on our high-quality color printer but the machine jammed.
— I caught my girlfriend with her pants down at the mall. She was exchanging phone numbers with an older guy, so I can't trust her anymore.
— We were caught with our pants down when our client asked us why we were charging her $50/hour more than another client.
— My professor always catches me with my pants down when I don't do the reading but never calls on me in class when I do my homework.
— We caught our nanny with her pants down sleeping during the day when she was supposed to be watching the kids.
— We're trying to make sure our boss is up-to-date on the legislation so he won't be caught with his pants down when he debates his opponent.
— Yesterday, I caught my husband with his pants down singing and dancing to my Taylor Swift CD while holding my hairbrush as a microphone.
— We caught the manager with her pants down taking lots of office supplies home.
Also, check out the list of idioms related to "pants" that I created.
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