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Knee high

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on July 27, 2007

In Reply to: Knee high posted by Smokey Stover on July 27, 2007

: : : What does "Bow high to a squirrel" mean or "knee high"?

: : "Knee-high to a squirrel" (or to any other small critter) is a wity way of describing someone of short stature.

: Where I come from it used to be "knee high to a grasshopper."
: SS

I've never heard "squirrel"; I take "grasshopper" to be the usual form, although I've heard "knee high to a tabletop" from a Scouser (Liverpudlian). (VSD)