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wear the trousers

Definition of wear the trousers in English:

informal Be the dominant partner in a relationship: there’s no doubt who’ll wear the trousers in that house
More example sentences
  • IT'S astonishing how many men like to pretend we wear the trousers in our relationships when, deep down, we know we don't.
  • I wear the trousers in this relationship and I always will.
  • Mia liked to wear the trousers in their relationship.
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