knee-high to a grasshopper


knee-high to a grasshopper
Knee-high to a grasshopper
If something happened when you were knee-high to a grasshopper, it happened when you were a very young child.

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  • knee-high to a grasshopper — also[knee high to a duck] {adj. phr.}, {informal} As tall as a very small child; very young. * /Charles started reading when he was knee high to a grasshopper./ * /I ve known Mary ever since she was knee high to a duck./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • knee-high to a grasshopper — also[knee high to a duck] {adj. phr.}, {informal} As tall as a very small child; very young. * /Charles started reading when he was knee high to a grasshopper./ * /I ve known Mary ever since she was knee high to a duck./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • knee-high to a grasshopper — (orig US) Very short, with connotation of extreme youth • • • Main Entry: ↑knee * * * knee high to a grasshopper informal old fashioned phrase very small, because you are very young Thesaurus: words used to describe heighthyponym high and height …   Useful english dictionary

  • knee-high\ to\ a\ grasshopper — • knee high to a grasshopper • knee high to a duck adj. phr. informal As tall as a very small child; very young. Charles started reading when he was knee high to a grasshopper. I ve known Mary ever since she was knee high to a duck …   Словарь американских идиом

  • knee-high to a grasshopper — ► knee high to a grasshopper informal very small or young. Main Entry: ↑knee high …   English terms dictionary

  • knee-high to a grasshopper — mod. of very short stature. (Folksy.) □ I knew you when you were knee high to a grasshopper. □ I was knee high to a grasshopper when I first heard that joke …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • knee-high to a grasshopper —    This term refers to a very young or small child.     Look how tall you are! Last time I saw you, you were knee high to a grasshopper! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • knee high to a grasshopper — small or short, the size of a child    When we lived in Oslo, you were just knee high to a grasshopper …   English idioms

  • knee-high to a grasshopper — informal very small or young. → knee high …   English new terms dictionary

  • knee high to a grasshopper — adjective short; especially relating to when the subject was a small child …   Wiktionary