Self-important; proud of something, particularly about self


  • This idiom is almost 200 years old and it’s considered to be an American phrase. ‘Britches’ is the word that was used for the plants and it is also spelled "breeches”. One who’s swelled with self-importance and who’s very much conceited is associated with this phrase.

Shaun was considered to be a nice person but now I really think he’s too big for his britches.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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أكبر من أن يخبرك

zu groß für deine Briten

demasiado grande para tus pantalones

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