too big for one's britches

Definition of too big for one's britches

US, informal

  1. :  too confident or proud of oneself I think the boss is growing too big for his britches.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  besides, also

    :  to an excessive degree :  excessively

    :  to such a degree as to be regrettable

  1. :  of great strength

    :  of great force

    :  large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. :  in a loud or declamatory manner

    :  in a boasting manner

    :  to a large amount or extent

  1. :  an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power

    :  major league

    :  a big player :  a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket

britchesplay
  1. :  breeches, trousers


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