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    crisp trousers

    Hi

    My native language is not English, so, sometimes I just don't get the meaning of some simple words, even after checking up the dictionary.

    For example, what kind of trousers is the so called "crisp trousers"?

    I have checked the dictionary and also "google images", but still couldn't figure it out.

    Can anyone help me out? Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: crisp trousers

    Please give the entire sentence or context in which you saw or read this phrase.

    Without any context, I would say it means trousers that are freshly ironed/pressed.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: crisp trousers

    Sorry, actually the only context is that "she wears a black crisp trousers". But I think you what you said make sense. Thank you very much.

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    Re: crisp trousers

    Could brand new trousers that are not freshly ironed/pressed be crisp?

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    Re: crisp trousers

    Quote Originally Posted by IQU3838 View Post
    Sorry, actually the only context is that "she wears a black crisp trousers". But I think you what you said make sense. Thank you very much.
    The original sentence is not grammatical - we don't say "a trousers" and, unless talking about a habitual action, the simple present is unnatural. I would expect to hear something like "She is wearing crisp, black trousers" or "She is wearing a pair of crisp, black trousers". Having said all of that, I still find the use of "crisp" very unnatural. I have never heard the word attached to any piece of clothing other than a formal shirt.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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