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Ants in your pants

Posted by ESC on September 09, 2003

In Reply to: Ants in your pants posted by Saxon on September 09, 2003

: Hi, my phrase of the day is "ants in one's pants." I know it means antsy or restless (my Mom said so), but where does the phrase come from? Thank you,
: Sax
: PS: we saw the entry re: fissle/fistle, but that didn't answer the question. Thanx...

If I find anything else, I'll post again. But the phrase is quite literal. If a person sits on the ground, like during a picnic, he or she probably will get ants in his/her pants. And that makes a person fidget.