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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 ​seembossy, but 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)
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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