- take someone's pants off
- Americanto reduce to penuryIn this usage at least, of financial rather than sexual activity:What about a game of poker... I'm going to take the pants off you. (C. Forbes, 1992 — but not strip poker)Also as take someone's shirt off.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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