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    Question someone your own size?

    Why don't you pick on someone your own size?
    Hi! The sentence I quoted above is an example sentence in the Cambridge Dictionary. So I cannot offer more context.

    Could you please tell me "someone your own size" mean?

    Thanks!

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    Re: on someone your own size?

    When someone with a lot more size, strength, resources, ability, education, etc., is making life hard for someone else, this is what you say to let them know it's not a fair fight.

    You say it to the bully who is making life difficult for someone who does not have the means to fight back, literally or figuratively.

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    Re: someone your own size?

    Hi Barb_D,

    Thank you for your answer.

    I am not sure whether I understand what you said or not. Let me try to rephrase your words. Does it mean to fight with someone who is comparable to "you"?

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    Re: someone your own size?

    Yes. That is what it means.

    Do not pick a fight with someone who is smaller than yourself.

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    Re: someone your own size?

    Thank you for your help, Jlinger.

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    Re: someone your own size?

    Don't use it to mean: You should fight. But make sure you fight with someone with whom are you are evenly matched.

    It means: You're a big bully for trying to have this fight with someone so much smaller than yourself. Don't fight with this person!

    The difference is that it's not encouraging you to actually fight with anyone else (who is bigger), but telling you NOT to fight with THIS person.

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    #7

    Re: someone your own size?

    Hi Barb_D,

    Thank you very much for your elucidation.

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