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Caught with your pants down


Unprepared. Having one’s confidential information or illegal or immoral activity discovered. (Compare to Caught with one’s hand in the cookie jar or Caught red-handed.)

 “I was inattentive in class so, when the professor asked me a question, I was caught with my pants down.”

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