Can you guess the meaning of the idiom "caught with one's pants down" by looking at the comic above?
Catch with one's pants down: 1) to surprise someone in an embarrassing situation; 2) to find someone while they're doing something wrong.
The verb 'catch' has an irregular past tense: caught.
This is a figurative expression—it does not mean the person was literally caught with their pants down by their ankles!
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