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    let your pants down

    What does it mean to let your pants down? metaphorically, of course )) Does it have a similar meaning to letting your hair down? Actually, the context suggests "daring" or "fearless", but I'm still a bit confused.
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    Re: let your pants down

    Quote Originally Posted by sweet_n View Post
    What does it mean to let your pants down? metaphorically, of course )) Does it have a similar meaning to letting your hair down? Actually, the context suggests "daring" or "fearless", but I'm still a bit confused.
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    I haven't heard it. Why not share the context with us?

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    Re: let your pants down

    Hi Sweet_n,

    It reminds me of an idiom- with one's pants down.

    with one's pants down

    in an embarrassing position (as of being unprepared to act)
    source: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary
    with one's pants down - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    I guess 'let one's pants down' refers to make somesone in an embarrassing position, but I don't think it is an idiom. If you can possibly offer the context, people might be able to give you a correct answer.

    let (one's) hair down
    To drop one's reserve or inhibitions.
    source: the Free Dictionary
    let (one's) hair down - definition of let (one's) hair down by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    P.S. I'm not a teacher of English.

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    Re: let your pants down

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I haven't heard it. Why not share the context with us?
    It means a mistake, which leads to a situation most shameful.

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    Re: let your pants down

    here is the context
    ...I truly like filmmаkеrs who аrе daring enоugh to show a whole sеquencе in оne singlе shоt. You rеаlly hаvе to lеt your pаnts down if you аre trying thаt. What you shоw оn the screen has tо be vеry strоng...

    thanks everyone!
    And special thanks to SUDHKAMP . I think I got it now.

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    Re: let your pants down

    Quote Originally Posted by sweet_n View Post
    here is the context
    ...I truly like filmmаkеrs who аrе daring enоugh to show a whole sеquencе in оne singlе shоt. You rеаlly hаvе to lеt your pаnts down if you аre trying thаt. What you shоw оn the screen has tо be vеry strоng...

    thanks everyone!
    And special thanks to SUDHKAMP . I think I got it now.
    After reading the context I think the phrase means, baring or exposing everything you have.

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