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What does "carry so much baggage" mean?

Posted by Michael on November 13, 2003

In Reply to: What does "carry so much baggage" mean? posted by Lewis on November 13, 2003

: : May I ask a question on phrase?

: : Recently I read a news which had this phrase. It seems to me that the phrase doesn't relate to physical baggages and luggage...

: : Does it mean burden? I've checked up some online dictionaries (Yahoo!, Webster, Oxford, Cambridge) but cannot get an answer...

: : Is there an origin as well?

In French, there is exactly the same.
when they talk about somebody "with much baggage", it's more in the first place about his knowledge, long studies, a lot of diplomas, skillful...