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Re: Too big for your britches

Posted by Pfbb1042 on May 27, 2006

In Reply to: Too big for your britches posted by Merv on May 18, 2006

: What exactly does "too big for your britches" mean and where does it originate?

It may well refer to emulating adult behavior while still in the short pants of a child. 'My Mama done tol' me; When I was in knee pants' (The Blues in the Night) J. Mercer