Posted by ACME on November 16, 2004
In Reply to: Re: It's Bigger than both of us posted by R. Berg on November 16, 2004
: : : Where did this originate? What is it's meaning? Thankyou so much! (firstname.lastname@example.org)--I think it means a situation or an attraction to someone)
: : I've heard it used a lot in a somewhat facetious way, as though referring sarcastically to a somewhat Pollyannish saying about events or conditions more important than the lowly concerns of you or me or both of us together. Sorry I can't get closer than that. Do you have some context or source? SS
: I think it originated as a cliché about passion, said by one member of a couple to the other in melodramatic novels and movies.
When Adam first saw Eve.....he started to get an erection. He said "stand back, Eve. I don't know how big this thing gets".
That's the official origin of the term.