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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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noun

anything that exceeds what is necessary

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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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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