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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: Blake may seem bossy, but it's Lisa that really wears the trousers in that relationship.
(Definition of wear the trousers from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wear the trousers”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指女性)掌权当家,占主导地位…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指女性)掌權當家,佔主導地位…
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