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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.
(Definition of wear the trousers from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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