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

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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Comments
14 years, 8 months ago by Reemy # 512
Thanx A lot Bro.
14 years, 1 month 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 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
13 years, 6 months 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 ago by V.Radhakrishna # 1140
i cant understand
10 years, 11 months ago by K.L.Eraj # 1145
caught with someting bad
10 years, 9 months ago by syamala # 1156
it is impressed me
10 years 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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