Bored to Death

Also: Bore someone to death Bore the pants off (of someone) Bored to tears (bore someone to tears) Bored stiff (bore someone stiff) Meaning of Idiom ‘Bored to Death’ To be bored to death means to be extremely bored. To bore someone to death means to be dull or uninteresting. See worry to death. Usage It … Read more

Keep Your Pants On

Also: Keep your shirt on Meaning of Idiom ‘Keep Your (or one’s) Pants On’ When someone is told to keep their pants on, it means they should be patient and wait calmly. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. Usage ‘Keep your pants on’ is usually said to a person who is being … Read more

Caught With Your Pants Down

This expression is one of a surprising number of idioms with the word pants in them. Meaning To be caught with your pants down means to be caught unawares in a situation to which you are completely unable to respond, react, etc. This expression means much the same as being a “deer in the headlights” except that the situation … Read more