Ant's pants

height of fashion; high opinion of themselves

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • ant's pants — Australian Slang height of fashion; high opinion of themselves …   English dialects glossary

  • Pants Ant — is a fictional character created by Woodrow Phoenix and Ian Carney. Pants Ant first appeared in 1998 in the second issue of SugarBuzz! by Carney and Phoenix, and was eventually featured in his own book, a one shot special, The Pants Ant Trouser… …   Wikipedia

  • ant — /ænt / (say ant) noun 1. any of certain small hymenopterous insects constituting the family Formicidae, very widely distributed in thousands of species, all of which have some degree of social organisation. –phrase Colloquial 2. have ants in one… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ant — ► NOUN ▪ a small insect, usually wingless, living in a complex social colony. ● have ants in one s pants Cf. ↑have ants in one s pants ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • ant — (n.) c.1500, from Middle English ampte (late 14c.), from O.E. æmette ant, from W.Gmc. *amaitjo (Cf. O.H.G. ameiza, Ger. Ameise) from a compound of bases *ai off, away + *mai cut, from PIE *mai to cut (Cf. MAIM (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • ant — [ænt] n [: Old English; Origin: Amette] 1.) a small insect that lives in large groups 2.) have ants in your pants spoken to be so excited or full of energy that you are unable to sit or stand still used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ant — [ ænt ] noun count * a small insect that lives under the ground in large organized groups called colonies have ants in your pants INFORMAL to be unable to sit still, for example because you are nervous or full of energy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ant — antlike, adj. /ant/, n. 1. any of numerous black, red, brown, or yellow social insects of the family Formicidae, of worldwide distribution esp. in warm climates, having a large head with inner jaws for chewing and outer jaws for carrying and… …   Universalium

  • ant */ — UK [ænt] / US noun [countable] Word forms ant : singular ant plural ants a small insect that lives under the ground in large organized groups called colonies • have ants in your pants …   English dictionary

  • ant — noun a small insect, usually wingless and with a sting, living in a complex social colony with one or more breeding queens. [Family Formicidae.] Phrases have ants in one s pants informal be fidgety. Origin OE mete, of W. Gmc origin: cf. emmet …   English new terms dictionary

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