Idiom: 'If you can't run with the big dogs, you'd better stay on the porch'

What does 'If you can't run with the big dogs, you'd better stay on the porch' mean?

Meaning:

If you can't keep up with what others are doing, then it is best not to attempt it.

 

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  • Contributed By: K. Weidlich

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