A pair of pants is inside out. How to tell another to make it correct?

  1. Turn them over
  2. Take outside in

I would say

Turn them the right way out

or perhaps better:

Turn them the right side out

"Turn them over" would just flip front to back.

"Take outside in" needs qualifying, because currently the correct "outside" is inside and that's what we don't want. Hence my use of the work right

Example of usage of "right way out"

  • Thank you. How about "turn them out"?
    – Joe Kim
    Aug 1 '16 at 15:58
  • "turn them out" would be understood, but has a meaning in a different context: eject some people from a home, my suggestions are the sort of standard phrasing.
    – djna
    Aug 1 '16 at 16:31
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    In my neck of the woods there'd be no article: Turn them right side out. Aug 1 '16 at 16:32
  • Agreed, StoneyB, that is a common alternative; I believe both are used - these are big woods ...
    – djna
    Aug 1 '16 at 16:33
  • "outside in" certainly does have usage, though, particularly when coupled with "inside out".
    – Catija
    Aug 1 '16 at 16:34

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