too big for one's britches

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of too big for one's britches

US, informal
: too confident or proud of oneself
  • I think the boss is growing too big for his britches.

Word by Word Definitions

too play
  1. : besides, also

  2. : to an excessive degree : excessively

  3. : to such a degree as to be regrettable

big play
  1. : of great strength

  2. : of great force

  3. : large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. : in a loud or declamatory manner

  2. : to a large amount or extent

  3. : on a large scale

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

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

britches play
  1. : breeches, trousers


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