the pants off

the pants off
informal
— used for emphasis after words like charm, scare, frighten, bore, and beat

He can charm the pants off anybody. [=he is very charming]

She scared the pants off us [=she scared us very badly] when she phoned at 3 a.m.

The meeting bored the pants off me.

The home team beat the pants off the visiting team last night.

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Main Entry:pants

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • (the) pants off — [beat/bore/scare etc.] the pants off (someone) informal if someone or something beats, bores, scares etc. the pants off someone, they beat, bore, or scare them completely. I hate sunbathing. It bores the pants off me. Horror films scare the pants …   New idioms dictionary

  • the pants off someone — (slang) To scare, bore, etc someone to a great degree ● pants …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) pants off someone — [beat/bore/scare etc.] the pants off (someone) informal if someone or something beats, bores, scares etc. the pants off someone, they beat, bore, or scare them completely. I hate sunbathing. It bores the pants off me. Horror films scare the pants …   New idioms dictionary

  • scare the pants off you — scare the pants off (you) to frighten you very much. Spiders scare the pants off me. Usage notes: also used with other verbs to emphasize an extreme reaction: Sunbathing bores the pants off me. Hugh always beats the pants off me in tennis.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • scare the pants off — (you) to frighten you very much. Spiders scare the pants off me. Usage notes: also used with other verbs to emphasize an extreme reaction: Sunbathing bores the pants off me. Hugh always beats the pants off me in tennis. Related vocabulary: scare… …   New idioms dictionary

  • [beat/bore/scare etc.] the pants off someone — [beat/bore/scare etc.] the pants off (someone) informal if someone or something beats, bores, scares etc. the pants off someone, they beat, bore, or scare them completely. I hate sunbathing. It bores the pants off me. Horror films scare the pants …   New idioms dictionary

  • [beat/bore/scare etc.] the pants off — (someone) informal if someone or something beats, bores, scares etc. the pants off someone, they beat, bore, or scare them completely. I hate sunbathing. It bores the pants off me. Horror films scare the pants off me …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat the pants off — [beat/bore/scare etc.] the pants off (someone) informal if someone or something beats, bores, scares etc. the pants off someone, they beat, bore, or scare them completely. I hate sunbathing. It bores the pants off me. Horror films scare the pants …   New idioms dictionary

  • bore the pants off — [beat/bore/scare etc.] the pants off (someone) informal if someone or something beats, bores, scares etc. the pants off someone, they beat, bore, or scare them completely. I hate sunbathing. It bores the pants off me. Horror films scare the pants …   New idioms dictionary

  • scare the pants off — [beat/bore/scare etc.] the pants off (someone) informal if someone or something beats, bores, scares etc. the pants off someone, they beat, bore, or scare them completely. I hate sunbathing. It bores the pants off me. Horror films scare the pants …   New idioms dictionary


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