|Career / 5:07 PM - Thursday March 03, 2011|
Where does the expression "keep your pants on" come from?
I just told someone that works for me to keep her pants on when she asked me for the second time to do something for her. We have this IM feature on our email. She needed me to authorize something for her. Anyway when she asked the 2nd time I told her this.
- Asked by newnumbersguy32, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 36-45, Financial / Banking
Wow; according to answers.com, I guess I was right. In the old days when money was tight (like now), feelas would throw off their shirts before fighting because they would be in bigger trouble for ruining the shirt than fighting.
I believe the original saying is 'Keep your shirt on'...that's what I've always heard. Perhaps from the habit in the old days of throwing off one's shirt before a fight...maybe...I'm not sure.