put one's pants on one leg at a timeThis definition is an amateurish misreading of the English. The correct meaning is shown by the following examples from the Web:
The important thing, to remember, is that it is one thing for individuals to quote from his works like they were the gospel but it is another to realize that Crowley, like every one else, put his pants on one leg at a time. He was still only a man.There weren't many hits for "trousers," suggesting that the above dictionary is correct at least in labeling the expression American.
It was surgically removed when the muscle wall around it was strengthened. This all makes him sound like some superman. In the end, though, doesn't he put his pants on one leg at a time like everyone else?
King George too, it was said, "put his pants on one leg at a time." We want our leaders to be "one of us."
He is at once average and uncommon: average in that he puts his trousers on one leg at a time like every other man, yet, uncommon in his courage, ability and determination to defend his beliefs.
It may well be time that the poor boy learned how to put his trousers on one leg at a time, like the rest of us.
put one's pants on one leg at a time
(June 2, 2003)