to keep your pants on




Idiom Definition

"to keep your pants on"

to relax, to remain calm, to not get agitated or excited

Idiom Definition - to keep your pants on

 

Related words and phrases:



Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to keep your pants on

The fire alarm has just gone off in an office building ...

Worker 1: Oh my God! Oh no! What are we supposed to do? Is there a fire? Where is the exit?

Worker 2: Keep your pants on! Stay calm! I will show you the exit.

Worker 1: Sorry. I lost my head there for a moment.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to keep your pants on

Two students are talking about a final exam they have the next day ...

Student 1: What am I going to do? I haven't studied for the exam enough. I'm going to fail! My parents will stop sending money. I'll have to quit school.

Student 2: Relax! Keep your pants on! I have a great set of study notes and flash cards. We can drink lots of coffee and stay up all night and cram for the exam. You'll be fine!

Student 1: Thanks. I guess I was freaking out a little. You're right! We can study hard and everything will be OK.

Student 2: Absolutely!





to keep your pants on - Usage:

formal<---------------|--------------X->informal



Usage Frequency Index:   70   click for frequency by country





to keep your pants on - Gerund Form:

Keeping your pants on is usually the best course of acti0n.


to keep your pants on - Examples:

1) Keep your pants on, you'll get your turn again. 

2)  I keep my pants on when everyone else is freaking out.

3)  Does he keep his pants on when everyone else is freaking out?

4)  Are you keeping your pants on and remaining calm?

5)  They are not keeping their pants on and remaining calm.

6)  She has kept her pants on despite experiencing calamity.

7)  He has been keeping his pants on since learning the big news.

8)  We were keeping our pants on despite the havoc.

9)  You had kept your pants on for the duration.

10)  They had been keeping their pants on for hours by the time the building was evacuated.

11)  I am going to keep my pants on at the meeting tomorrow.

12)  She is going to be keeping her pants on throughout the meeting.

13)  He is going to have kept his pants on if the meeting ends well.

14)  Had they been keeping their pants on for hours by the time the building was evacuated?

15)  Had she kept her pants on for the duration?

16)  Were you keeping your pants on despite the havoc?

17)  Has he been keeping his pants on since learning the big news?

18)  Have you kept your pants on despite experiencing calamity?

19)  Are we keeping our pants on and remaining calm?

20)  Do you (all) keep your pants on when everyone else is freaking out?