from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Breeches.
- idiom too big for (one's) britches Overconfident; cocky.
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- n. Pants, trousers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. informal term for breeches
Harry Reid reminds me of a constipated “old-maid” in britches.
I suppose we got our old fashioned expression "britches" from that.
Unknown to the stranger the condition of his "britches" had probably given him his credit rating with Old Coonrod, for he held that patches upon the front of trousers, if the seat were whole, were decorations of honor, showing the man had torn them doing something, going forward.
Some of the boys wore caps, or little white hats with the crown pushed in all around, and, though it wasn't muddy and didn't look as though it were going to rain, each one of them had his "britches" turned up, and that puzzled the mountain boy sorely; but no matter why they did it, he wouldn't have to turn his up, for they didn't come to the tops of his shoes.
They would then halt, go aside and put on their shoes, while their barefooted gallants, with tow and cotton shirts and "britches," stood in the road till their return.
His "britches" are dressed buckskin, tight as the skin, with sole-leather buttons sewed on with a leather thong.
Nearly breathless from laughing, she told me she'd been reaching for some canned pineapple and, because she'd lost so much weight, her "britches" had fallen down!
Up until now, I have mainly watched Jeremy's "britches" roles, where he "wears a variety of hats from various periods" (was I think how he put it himself?).
I think I'll stay with my Ballard cloth britches. $400 for a pair of bibs is out of my league.
The heroine will wear a calico dress or tight britches and a shirt opened to show cleavage.