It can be very embarrassing for someone to point out your open zipper. It is even more embarrassing if everyone is staring at it or laughing at it.
It is normal to hesitate to call a person’s attention to his/her open zipper. You don’t want the person to feel embarrassed by it and you don’t want to appear rude.
It is important to find the right words to call the person’s attention to the situation. To avoid appearing rude, you just have to make sure you are not calling the attention of people to a person’s open zipper.
You can be silent or you can even approach the person with a joke.
Let’s get to it.
19 Best Ways To Say Your Zipper Is Down
- You might want to look down at your pants.
- Your zip is sliding off.
- I can see a lot of things down there
- Your cucumber might be leaving the salad
- Look down
- There’s a security breach in your pants
- Your pants are going down
- Your zipper is betraying you.
- Check your zipper
- Elvis is breaking out of prison
- Your zipper is down.
- You’re flying low
- You’ve got eggs on your chin
- Open cage. Sleeping beast.
- Something is sneaking out of your pants
- Look at your zipper
- Don’t get caught with your pants down
- The door is open
- Your undies look good
You might want to look down at your pants
This is slightly direct but the purpose of using a long sentence is to make it sound as indirect as possible. Saying this shows your hesitance.
The person will wonder what you mean for a second and, as his/her eyes go down slowly, the person will realize what you mean and react quickly.
It is almost unavoidable for a person not to feel embarrassed in a situation like this. If the person realized without being told by anyone and it appeared to him/her that no one had seen it, he/she would be just fine.
You have to be careful not to make the embarrassment worse by calling the attention of other people to it.
You should walk closely to the person and keep it covered from others with your body, then you can whisper to the person. That saves him/her much more embarrassment.
Your zip is sliding off
This is another quite direct way to say it. The person may feel slightly embarrassed about it but it would be perfectly fine since you saved him/her from an even greater embarrassment.
If everyone had seen the person’s zipper down, he/she wouldn’t feel good about it. You saying this will be helpful. However, it could also be the cause of bigger embarrassment if you don’t handle it correctly.
When calling the person’s attention to his/her open zipper, you have to keep your voice down so you don’t call the attention of others to the embarrassing view.
The person would definitely be angry even though it is not your fault that his/her zipper was open.
You have to say this as silently as possible. You should also not sound so serious when saying it so it doesn’t appear like you are judging him/her.
I can see a lot of things down there
This is an indirect way to pass the message. Instead of directly saying that a person’s zipper is down, you can find metaphors or simply other ways to say it.
This response sounds humorous and it will reduce the embarrassment that the person feels when you call his/her attention to the open zipper. There is a high chance that the person will laugh at it while reacting to his/her open zipper.
However, there is a clause here too. This joke may be as devastating as it is humorous. While it can turn the embarrassment felt by the person into a joke, it can also multiply the person’s embarrassment if you say the joke loudly and end up calling the attention of people to his/her open zipper.
You will get someone to laugh but definitely not the person you referred to. Everyone would be laughing at your joke while looking at the person. He/she won’t find it funny in any way.
Your cucumber might be leaving the salad
This is another indirect and funny way to pass the message. Metaphors are used here. The metaphors don’t have to be explained since the meanings are clear already.
When you say this, the person would wonder what you mean. There is a high chance that the person will never get it unless you make a gesture toward the open zipper.
The person may even ignore you totally since he/she doesn’t understand what you are saying and you are refusing to explain.
To pass the message this way, you can stand in front of the person, say this, and nod toward the open zipper.
The person will look down and immediately understand the joke you had said. He/she will feel a bit embarrassed but the joke will water it down quickly.
As much as the joke can reduce the embarrassment, it can also worsen it if everyone ends up laughing about it.
This is not a direct way to pass the message but it is not indirect either. When you say this, the person will not realize what you mean by it. However, there is a high chance that the person will look down as you asked to know why.
The person’s eyes may not catch his/her open zipper, however. You can ask the person to look down again and you can make a gesture toward his/her zipper.
The person may still not get till his/her eyes fall on the open zipper. The person will cover it quickly and probably laugh at himself or herself.
There will be a slight feeling of embarrassment but it will be better than calling the attention of everyone to it. There would be much more embarrassment in that case.
There’s a security breach in your pants
This is another indirect way to pass the message. It is a funny way to say it but the person will not realize the joke till the meaning is known.
When you say this, the person may appear confused or may not know what to say back. You can tell the person to check his/her pants after saying this.
The moment the person glances at the open zipper, his or her mouth may gape for a few seconds. The person will laugh at himself or herself but the joke will reduce the embarrassment.
At the end of the day, the person will be comfortable talking about it and recalling the joke.
Your pants are going down
If your pants are going down, you would know it. The same applies to virtually everyone. A person may doubt that his/her pants are going down when you say it. However, this is a perfect way to pass the message.
When you say this, there is a high chance the person will look at his/her pants before even thinking about it. With this statement, you are able to make a joke while getting the person to respond quickly and attend to his/her zipper.
The person will laugh at this statement unless you sound loud enough to call the attention of everyone to his/her zipper.
Your zipper is betraying you
This is one of the best indirect ways you can pass the message. When you first say this, the person may not understand what you mean by it. He/she will probably repeat a few words in the clause.
You can repeat the statement again. The person will not automatically understand that his/her zipper is down but he/she will check the zipper immediately and realize that it is open.
You will get the person to laugh at your joke. He/she may feel slightly embarrassed about it for a few seconds. However, it is much better than getting everyone to look at the person’s open zipper.
Check your zipper
This is another way to pass the message directly. It is almost impossible to make a person not feel embarrassed by it unless you wait for the person to see it himself or herself without letting the person know that you already saw it.
That, however, gives other people enough time to look towards the open zipper.
When you say this, you have to make sure you are not shouting it out and you are not making a gesture that is obvious to everyone. You can walk up to the person and say this as quietly as possible. The person feels slightly embarrassed but is saved from bigger embarrassment.
Elvis is breaking out of prison
This is another funny option on the list. Elvis is often used to refer to a guy’s manhood. While this metaphor can be easily understood, the person may not understand you quickly.
When you say Elvis is breaking out of prison, you can accompany it with a nod toward the person’s pants. He will look down to know what you are talking about.
The person will first laugh at himself for having his zipper down and almost getting himself publicly embarrassed. Then the person will laugh at the joke you made to point it out. Saying this loudly would make the person embarrassed and angry with you.
Your zipper is down
When a person’s zipper is down, all you may be required to do is just say it. You should walk up to the person and whisper Your zipper is down.
The person will definitely feel embarrassed and wear a smile while pulling his zipper up. You have to make sure you are not pulling the attention of anyone else. There is nothing more polite than that.
You’re flying low
This is another way you can pass the message without directly telling the person that his or her zipper is down. Not everyone will understand this expression.
Instead of just saying it and expecting the person to automatically understand, you can simply nod towards the person’s zipper after saying this.
The person will look down and detect what is wrong with the zipper. There will be a tiny bit of embarrassment but it would be appreciated.
You’ve got eggs in your chin
This expression means that a person is looking foolish. However, it doesn’t have to mean that. You shouldn’t insult a person because of his/her open zipper. It would make the person feel very embarrassed.
People say You’ve got eggs in your chin to address a person who has his/her zipper down without realizing it. This is simply another way to put the expression in English.
The person may not understand immediately so you may have to nod toward the open zipper to get the person to understand.
Open cage. Sleeping beast
This is another indirect way to say it. It won’t be automatically understood by most people so you will still have to make a gesture to point it out.
The joke will be laughed at when the person realizes that his/her zipper is down and that is what your joke means.
Something is sneaking out of your pants
This is a funny way to tell a guy to pull his zipper up. This statement will be very embarrassing if you say it loudly and everyone’s attention is gotten so it is important to talk to the person privately or quietly.
The person will attend to his zipper and laugh at your joke.
Look at your zipper
This is another way to pass the message directly. When you say this, you have to make sure you are not shouting it out and you are not making a gesture that is obvious to everyone.
You can walk up to the person and say this as quietly as possible. The person feels slightly embarrassed but is saved from bigger embarrassment.
Don’t get caught with your pants down
This is an indirect way to pass the message. It will make the person feel slightly embarrassed but he/she gets to laugh at himself or herself.
The person may not understand you when you say this for the first time so you can repeat it and nod toward his/her crotch.
The door is open
This is a cool way to pass the message silently. You can stand in from of the person with a smile and say The door is open. You can nod toward the person’s crotch so the person understands quickly.
Your undies look good
This will sound quite weird. You don’t have to nod toward the crotch. You can say another compliment concerning the person’s undies if the person fails to understand. You can continue saying it till he/she realizes it.
The person may feel stupid and embarrassed while laughing at himself or herself. However, the person will be happy that it’s just the two of you.