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excess baggage

noun
1.
passenger baggage weighing in excess of the allowed amount.
2.
Informal. an unnecessary burden.
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Examples from the web for excess baggage
  • The jacket lets wearers avoid the excess baggage fees at the cost of personal style.
  • We mean all those pear-shaped wide-load type people who have an unusual amount of excess baggage in the nether regions.
  • Once at check-in they said his luggage was overweight and wanted to charge him excess baggage.
  • Travelers should verify their agencies' current policies and procedures regarding excess baggage.
  • Receipts must be obtained when there is cost for excess baggage that is not authorized on your travel order.
  • Contractor agrees to pay for any excess baggage costs incurred by contracted personnel.
  • Yes, packing the materials in my luggage would result in excess baggage charges.
  • From a viral standpoint, the host is excess baggage.
British Dictionary definitions for excess baggage

excess luggage

noun
1.
luggage that is greater in weight or in number of pieces than an airline, etc, will carry free
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Contemporary definitions for excess baggage
noun

anything that exceeds what is necessary

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Slang definitions & phrases for excess baggage

excess baggage

noun phrase

A person or thing regarded as unnecessary and likely to impede: He thought his wife and kids were excess baggage (1909+ Theater)


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