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English definition of “wear the trousers”

wear the trousers

UK (US wear the pants) informal
(especially of a woman) to be the person in a relationship who is in control and who makes decisions for both people: Brian may seem bossy, but I'll tell you it's Lisa that really wears the trousers in that relationship.Controlling and being in charge
(Definition of wear the trousers from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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