loaded for bear

Definition of loaded for bear

US, informal

  1. :  prepared to deal with attacks or criticism :  prepared to fight or argue She went into the interview loaded for bear.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  high

    :  having a large amount of money

    :  equipped with an abundance of options

  1. :  any of a family (Ursidae of the order Carnivora) of large heavy mammals of America and Eurasia that have long shaggy hair, rudimentary tails, and plantigrade feet and feed largely on fruit, plant matter, and insects as well as on flesh

    :  a surly, uncouth, burly, or shambling person

    :  one that sells securities or commodities in expectation of a price decline — compare bull

  1. :  to move while holding up and supporting (something)

    :  to be equipped or furnished with (something)

    :  behave, conduct

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