trouser sniffer

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Shandol

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Persian - پارسی
  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    I haven't. I'd just have understood it to mean someone or a creature who sniffs trousers literally.
     

    Keith Bradford

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    English (Midlands UK)
    Nothing to do with urban slang. You have the answer six lines earlier in the script: "We're not bringing a dog home with us."

    Source: Garfield (2004) Movie Script | SS

    It's obviously what any self-respecting (i.e. aloof) cat thinks about the undignified behaviour of dogs. I think a similar phrase is used by Alan Bennet in his sketch "Cream cracker under the settee".
     
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