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Caught with his pants down? = caught redhanded?



 
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Caught with his pants down? = caught redhanded? #1 (permalink) Wed Nov 04, 2009 19:38 pm   Caught with his pants down? = caught redhanded?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #282 "English Slang Idioms (4)", question 9

Unexpectedly, the prosecutors came up with evidence revealing that Matt had forged documents for his company. They caught him with his ......... down.

(a) pants
(b) windows
(c) volume
(d) wits

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #282 "English Slang Idioms (4)", answer 9

Unexpectedly, the prosecutors came up with evidence revealing that Matt had forged documents for his company. They caught him with his pants down.

Correct answer: (a) pants
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Caught with his pants down? = caught redhanded? #2 (permalink) Wed Nov 04, 2009 23:24 pm   Caught with his pants down? = caught redhanded?
 

Hi Saneta,
The meaning is: "to be surprised in an embarrassing or guilty way; to be caught off-guard; or if some kind of wrongdoing is discovered."
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Caught with his pants down? = caught redhanded? #3 (permalink) Wed Oct 17, 2012 13:56 pm   Caught with his pants down? = caught redhanded?
 

catch sb with their pants down=to arrive or do sth when sb not expecting it not ready, especially when they are an embarrassing situation.
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