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Too big for your britches

Posted by ESC on May 18, 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?

You are acting "big," "uppity," above your station, etc., to the point that you are too large to fit in your slacks/britches/pants.