too big for one's britches

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too big for one's britches (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Disturbingly confident, unacceptably cocky.
    • 1989, Edwin M. Reingold, "Hard Times for Teflon Tom," Time, 22 May:
      A diffident, dedicated man, Bradley seemed the personification of rectitude. He never got too big for his britches.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: Too large to fit into one's pants.

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Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 11:53