• Emily repairs Will's trousers
    Emily repairs Will's trousers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trouser a garment (or part of a garment) designed for or relating to trousers "in his trouser's pocket","he ripped his left trouser on the fence"
    • n trouser (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
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  • Henrik Ibsen
    “You should never have your best trousers on when you turn out to fight for freedom and truth.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum.”
  • Austin O'Malley
    “Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.”
  • Lester Piggott
    Lester Piggott
    “Eating's going to be a whole new ball game. I may even have to buy a new pair of trousers.”
  • Henrik Ibsen
    “Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.”
  • Bruce Dickinson
    Bruce Dickinson
    “Rock music should be gross: that's the fun of it. It gets up and drops its trousers.”


All mouth and trousers - (UK) Someone who's all mouth and trousers talks or boasts a lot but doesn't deliver. 'All mouth and no trousers' is also used, though this is a corruption of the original.
All talk and no trousers - (UK) Someone who is all talk and no trousers, talks about doing big, important things, but doesn't take any action.
Wear the trousers - The person who wears the trousers is the dominant or controlling person in a relationship, especially the woman.
Who wears the trousers? - (UK) The person who wears the trousers in a relationship is the dominant person who controls things.


In literature:

His feet were wet and his trousers flapped heavily about his legs.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Peter gave a hitch to his trousers when the question was put to him, and then vehemently scratched his head.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Mr. Adams gently searched the man's trouser pockets, finding nothing, not even a knife.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
He dives head foremost into a foam of trousers, coats, and many-coloured shirts.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
When intended for trousers they are ornamented with small, neat patterns.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
You're only spoiling the knees of your trousers by staying here.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
He bought me a blue velvet coat, a pair of trousers, and a felt hat.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
With that he seized the ear of a small boy who had ventured right up to his trousers' legs; the boy screamed.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Then he put on his trousers and adjusted the suspenders until each trouser leg hung with the crease untroubled and just clear of the boot.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
Corduroy trousers tied up at the knee always excite him.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne

In poetry:

Women wear trousers
For sleeping and sitting
And pouring out tea in
And doing their knitting.
"A Question" by Cicely Fox Smith
Yet he always held his head up
Like the scions of noble houses
For the vests he wore were made from the seat
Of his father’s corduroy trousers.
"The Gambler" by Billy Bennett
I was just going to hand-cuff his trousers
When he said, "You've made a mistake."
So I hit myself on the head with my trucheon
To see if I was awake.
"The Sergeant's Overcoat (Or The Policeman That Nearly Got Caught)" by Billy Bennett
I showed him where to buy his hat
To coat him, trouser him, and boot him;
But no - he wouldn't hear of that -
"He didn't think the style would suit him!"
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
‘Howld on, ye blaggards! How dare ye dare
‘To come widin sight av the houses?—
‘I’ll give ye a warnin’ all for wance
‘An’ a couple of ould pair of trousers.’
"A Little Mistake" by Henry Lawson
There were men with no clothes And the skin off their nose,
And Scotchmen without any trousers,
And when the wind blew round their 'How d'ye' do'
They shook like the new Council houses.
"One Of The Rank And Vile" by T W Connor

In news:

There's a renewed interest in tailoring this fall, and the result is a bonanza of jacket shapes and trousers.
Trousers to a cocktail party.
This season a glitzy pair of trousers replaces the little black dress.
Jonah Falcon was stopped and frisked by the TSA in San Francisco due to a giant bulge hiding in his trousers .
And yes, his quest for flat-front trousers and Herman Miller chairs on an unemployed New Yorker's salary are all very amusing, but it's when Hyman steers away from his raison d'être and delves into relationships that he hits his stride.
Check out these chic trousers that can turn up your style in the office.
Donald Where's Your Trousers .
Ex-Judge Back in Court Over His Truant Trousers .
Ex-Judge Back in Court Over His Truant Trousers.
Jennifer Lopez Sports Stains on Her White Leather Trousers.
Jennifer Lopez sported three stains on the front of her trousers as she attended a photo call in Melbourne, Australia.
The resort season has its fair share of coats and work-ready trousers, but given its moniker, it's also the season for embracing vacation wear.
Friend of Popnography and occasional Popnographer himself Phil Miner sent me a link to a New York Times slideshow featuring men's trousers.
Ellen Warren answers reader questions about nude hosiery , trouser socks and black in the summer.
Blauer's new Operational Trousers (No 8835) are the latest in tactical pant innovation.

In science:

There are the Hilbert spaces on the two legs of the trousers in the spatial topology change case and, in the black hole case, there are the Hilbert space of states inside the horizon and the Hilbert space of states on late time surfaces after the black hole has evaporated.
Generalized Quantum Theory and Black Hole Evaporation
The situation is not so very different from that of the “trousers” spacetime sketched in Figure 1.
Generalized Quantum Theory and Black Hole Evaporation
The relative distortion between the affine parameters t and ˆt, brought about by curved space focusing, gives rise to the trousers shape of a binary black hole horizon.
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
Figure 3: Trousers shaped event horizon obtained by the conformal model.
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
Consequently, a causal curve passing through the torus at a given time can be slipped below the bottom of a trouser leg to yield a causal curve lying entirely outside the hole [133].
Characteristic Evolution and Matching