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short trousers Line breaks: short trou|sers

Definition of short trousers in English:

plural noun

Trousers reaching only to the knee, as worn typically by young boys: it happened twenty years ago, when you were still in short trousers
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  • One of my mother's most treasured photographs is of me in short trousers, blazer and tie on my first day at school.
  • He was an archivist while still in short trousers in Dorset.
  • Barely out of short trousers, Andrew was acting terribly grown-up.
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