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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 I'll tell you it's Lisa that really wears the trousers in that relationship.
Translations of “wear the trousers”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指女性)掌權當家,佔主導地位…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指女性)掌权当家,占主导地位…
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