trouser

trouser
trou|ser [ˈtrauzə US -ər] v [T] BrE informal
to get a large amount of money - used to show disapproval
Even though he has in effect been sacked, he will trouser a £150,000 bonus.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • trouser — /trow zeuhr/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to trousers or a trouser: trouser cuffs; a trouser seam. n. 2. a leg of a pair of trousers. [1600 10; back formation from TROUSERS] * * * …   Universalium

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  • trouser — trou|ser1 [ trauzər ] adjective only before noun relating to trousers: PANT: trouser pockets/legs trouser trou|ser 2 [ trauzər ] verb transitive BRITISH VERY INFORMAL to get or take money for yourself, especially by stealing it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trouser — I. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier trouse, from Scottish Gaelic triubhas Date: 1681 pant III,1 usually used in plural II. adjective Date: circa 1771 1. of, relating to, or designed for trousers < trouser pockets > 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trouser — trou•ser [[t]ˈtraʊ zər[/t]] adj. 1) clo of or pertaining to trousers: trouser cuffs[/ex] 2) clo trousers • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

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