One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Deliberately let one's trousers fall down, especially in a public place.‘a clown performs the ultimate English joke—he drops his trousers’
- ‘Fame has lost its meaning in the world we live in: you can be famous for dropping your trousers outside Buckingham Palace.’
- ‘He threatened to urinate over the police, but instead resorted to dropping his trousers and showing his behind.’
- ‘Some of the group were also alleged to have dropped their trousers and made lewd comments, reducing one girl to tears.’
- ‘After knocking politely on the door, I stepped inside and dropped my trousers.’
- ‘Last year two ‘gentlemen’ outside our window dropped their trousers and relieved themselves in full view of tenants and children.’
- ‘The Queen got an unexpected view on Tuesday when one of her guests dropped his trousers and dashed off among the tea-drinking crowd at Buckingham Palace.’
- ‘Still watching the events, the taxi driver witnessed one of the youths approaching the table and dropping his trousers.’
- ‘These are the people who dropped their trousers and ‘mooned’ at Buckingham Palace a few years ago to an audience consisting mainly of police officers and Daily Mail reporters.’
- ‘The meeting, attended by most of the pubs in the town, also heard that the teenagers reacted violently when challenged and had been seen dropping their trousers at passing motorists.’
- ‘Police are hunting a man who exposed himself after he dropped his trousers to walkers in a Warminster park.’
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