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excess baggage

passenger baggage weighing in excess of the allowed amount.
Informal. an unnecessary burden. Unabridged
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anything that exceeds what is necessary's 21st Century Lexicon
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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)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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