Posted by ESC on January 28, 2005
In Reply to: That's about the size of it posted by ESC on January 28, 2005
: : Hallo,
: : This is my first post to this forum.I find this forum very inteesting.
: : What does this phrase "that's about the size of it" mean. I heard it sometime during my stay in England
: : Thanks
: This reminds me of the Sesame Street song, which says, in part...
: Oh everything comes in its own special size
: I guess it can be measured by where you put your eyes
: It looks big when you're close
: And it looks smaller back a bit
: That's about the size of it...
: That's about the size
: It's where you put your eyes
: That's about the size of it.
ABOUT THE SIZE OF IT -- How matters stand, approximately the facts of the case. From "Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable" revised by Adrian Room (HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 1999, Sixteenth Edition).