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  1. matilda
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    Dear all

    Hello

    What does the following sentence mean?

    (Bad guys have depantsed him, strapped a ton of TNT to his body )

    I'm sure about the spelling of the word (depantsed). I couldn't find it in any dictionary. But it was written in a text book.

    Thanks all

    Matilda

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    Re: 115-depantsed

    Sounds to me as if they have pulled his trousers off.

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    It seems slightly redundant to take off someone's trousers before you strap TNT to his body. Unless they're a particularly fine pair of "pants", I suppose.

    MrP

    PS: "Debagged" would be the BrE equivalent.

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    Yes, they took his pants, or trousers, off of him. "Depantsed" usually isn't used; the slang term "pantsed" alone means to pull someone's trousers down. It's a juvenile trick used by high school-types:

    The freshman was nervous on his first day of school, as he was sure someone would pants him in the hallway.

  3. matilda
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    thanks all. but is it that common to be shown in movies?
    i've heard that it was a seen in a movie, and i didn't know if it is what i understood.

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    It could be a scene from a film.

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    Yes, it would be completely in place in films such as American Pie or Animal House or any Austin Powers film. Any movie that relies on adolescent, physical humor could easily show a scene of someone being pantsed.

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    If this is the source, it may be that the depantsing and TNT-strapping were separate incidents:

    "...In his biggest hits (Drunken Master, Project A, Police Story, The Armour of
    God) and their sequels, Chan has scooted across burning coals, eaten red-hot
    chili peppers, swallowed industrial alcohol. He has bounced down a hill
    inside a giant beach ball and leaped from a mountaintop onto a passing
    hot-air balloon. As weapons he has used bicycles, rickshas, chairs, plates, a
    hat rack, a ketchup dispenser, overhead fans and Chinese folding fans. Bad
    guys have depantsed him, strapped a ton of tnt to his body, doused and
    scalded him, set him afire, dumped him down a well, hanged him naked in the
    town square. There's a truly masochistic resilience at work here: Jackie
    takes a licking and keeps on kicking..."

    MrP

  5. matilda
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    it is the exact text. i got my question of this text.

    we have the same source :D

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    Re: 115-depantsed

    Ah! In that case, it seems to be a picturesque conglomeration of the various curious experiences that JC has endured in various films.

    At my old school, we often debagged people; but we rarely strapped TNT to them afterwards. That would have been terribly bad form.

    MrP

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