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to be knee-high to a grasshopper

Chinese translation: 穿开裆裤的时候/还是小孩子的时候

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17:54 Aug 7, 2006
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English term or phrase: to be knee-high to a grasshopper
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I've known him since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.
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Local time: 07:26
Chinese translation:穿开裆裤的时候/还是小孩子的时候
Explanation:
Idioms
knee-high to a grasshopper idioms
Quite young, as in I haven't seen him since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. This hyperbolic expression, dating from about 1850 and alluding to someone's youth, replaced the earlier knee-high to a mosquito or bumblebee or splinter.
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穿开裆裤的时候/还是小孩子的时候


Explanation:
Idioms
knee-high to a grasshopper idioms
Quite young, as in I haven't seen him since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. This hyperbolic expression, dating from about 1850 and alluding to someone's youth, replaced the earlier knee-high to a mosquito or bumblebee or splinter.


Ray Luo
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:26
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