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What does 'the pants off of me' mean?



 
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What does 'the pants off of me' mean? #1 (permalink) Tue Jul 28, 2009 20:18 pm   What does 'the pants off of me' mean?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #132 "Conversations and Comprehension (3)", question 4

Woman: Do you want to see that movie tonight?
Man: Not really. The last romantic comedy we saw bored the pants off of me.
Narrator: What does the man mean? .........

(a) He didn't like the last movie they saw together because it was very boring.
(b) He wants to go to dinner instead because he's very hungry.
(c) He doesn't like to wear pants.

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #132 "Conversations and Comprehension (3)", answer 4

Woman: Do you want to see that movie tonight?
Man: Not really. The last romantic comedy we saw bored the pants off of me.
Narrator: What does the man mean? He didn't like the last movie they saw together because it was very boring.

Correct answer: (a) He didn't like the last movie they saw together because it was very boring.

Your answer was: incorrect
Woman: Do you want to see that movie tonight?
Man: Not really. The last romantic comedy we saw bored the pants off of me.
Narrator: What does the man mean? He wants to go to dinner instead because he's very hungry.
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I don't understand "...the pants off of me"
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What does 'the pants off of me' mean? #2 (permalink) Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:52 am   What does 'the pants off of me' mean?
 

'bore/scare/frighten the pants off someone' = make someone very bored/scared/frightened.
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What does 'the pants off of me' mean? #3 (permalink) Wed Apr 25, 2012 15:11 pm   What does 'the pants off of me' mean?
 

The expression: "Roller coasters frightened the pants off of me". Is it right?
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What does 'the pants off of me' mean? #4 (permalink) Wed Apr 25, 2012 15:13 pm   What does 'the pants off of me' mean?
 

The expression: "Roller coasters frightened the pants off of me". Is it right? or can I write: Roller coasters scared the pants off of me?
Thanks in advance.
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What does 'the pants off of me' mean? #5 (permalink) Wed Apr 25, 2012 16:45 pm   What does 'the pants off of me' mean?
 

Yes to both.
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