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What does "carry so much baggage" mean?

Posted by YSG on November 20, 2003

In Reply to: What does "carry so much baggage" mean? posted by Michael 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...

Oh yes, in fact it means the same in Chinese too. =)