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synonyms for wear the pants

  • crack the whip
  • play first fiddle
  • ride herd
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How to use wear the pants in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
She fixed her imploring eyes on the Virgin's face and on the saints; but all seemed to her to wear a forbidding look.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
At home Liszt doesn't wear his long abb's coat, but a short one, in which he looks much more artistic.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
To travelers blessed with golden sunshine, the Rhine may wear a grander, nobler aspect, and to such I leave it.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
"I bought them boots to wear only when I go into genteel society," said one of the codfish tribe, to a wag, the other day.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The Swiss are freemen, and wear the fact unconsciously but palpably on their brows and beaming from their eyes.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
We are drawing near the chateau, and you might as well wear a cockade tricolor as let them hear that.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
But his head was too hot to wear a thinking cap, and no story would come at his half-hearted call.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WEAR THE PANTS

  • crack the whip
  • play first fiddle
  • ride herd
  • wear the pants
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.