English Idioms The Weekly Idiom: To be caught with your pants down
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To be unprepared

Example Dialogue:

A: I heard the professor called on you in class.
B: Yeah, and I hadn’t done the reading.
A: I guess you got caught with your pants down.

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15 years, 1 month ago by Reemy # 512
Thanx A lot Bro.
14 years, 6 months ago by peiria # 670
But i still couldnt unserstand the meaning of caught your pants down , anyone could explains it ? thz a lot
14 years, 6 months ago by Danya # 687
its like that he caught somthing bad on him .... i think<br /><br />Post edited by: Danya, at: 2007/11/19 13:21
14 years ago by Troy Curtin # 727
It means that he was \&quot;caught\&quot; in an unexpected situation. to be \&quot;caught with your pants\&quot; down means to be unprepared. It could be used in an ambush, for example: We caught the enemy with their pants down when we invaded their camp at night, or something like that. Does that make it any easier to understand?
11 years, 6 months ago by V.Radhakrishna # 1140
i cant understand
11 years, 4 months ago by K.L.Eraj # 1145
caught with someting bad
11 years, 3 months ago by syamala # 1156
it is impressed me
10 years, 5 months ago by kalpesh # 1214
really... i'm impressed too... i guess tis is wat i had beeen looking for to get fluency in my language

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