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pants  

1       n-plural   Pants are a piece of underwear which have two holes to put your legs through and elastic around the top to hold them up round your waist or hips.  
  (BRIT)   also a pair of N   (=knickers)  
I put on my bra and pants.     
in AM, usually use underpants     
2       n-plural   Pants are a piece of clothing that covers the lower part of your body and each leg.  
  (AM)   also a pair of N  
He wore brown corduroy pants and a white cotton shirt.     
in BRIT, use trousers     
3       n-uncount   If you say that something is pants, you mean that it is very poor in quality.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL   The place is pants, yet so popular.     
4    If someone bores, charms, or scares the pants off you, for example, they bore, charm, or scare you a lot.  
INFORMAL  
the pants off      phrase   v PHR     (emphasis)    You'll bore the pants off your grandchildren...     
5    If you fly by the seat of your pants or do something by the seat of your pants, you use your instincts to tell you what to do in a new or difficult situation rather than following a plan or relying on equipment.  
by the seat of one's pants      phrase   V inflects  
6   
    to wear the pants  
    wear  
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exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
exp.
a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context
exp.
The duck's nuts, the best, the top.
adj.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
n.
a pair of straps used by men for holding up trousers or pants
n.
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
[Bus.]
n.
an urban photography trend consisting in taking the pics from the top (and usually the edge) of high buildings
n.
SEO solution in such a way that the search engines will crawl your website and ranked it well on the top position. SEO is the process of improving the search and quality of visitors to your website for targeted keywords.
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops

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