Meaning of “wear the trousers” in the English Dictionary

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"wear the trousers" in British English

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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)