loaded for bear

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Thoroughly equipped, as for a demanding task or confrontation.

Etymology:

  • An allusion to equipping oneself with the sort of heavy weaponry suitable for hunting large game.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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loaded for bearMentally prepared for a daunting situation or confrontation.
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