It's Bigger than both of us

Posted by R. Berg on November 16, 2004

In Reply to: It's Bigger than both of us posted by Smokey Stover on November 16, 2004

: : Where did this originate? What is it's meaning? Thankyou so much! ( 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.