a big girl's blouse

a big girl's blouse

A derogatory phrase used in jest to insult a man who other men believe is behaving in a weak or effeminate manner. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. "You're nothing but a big girl's blouse walking around with your hair in a bun like that," yelled the old man to the young hipster.
See also: big, blouse

a big girl's blouse

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you call a man a big girl's blouse, you mean they are not brave or confident and do not behave in the way that a man should. Come on, jump, you big girl's blouse! Note: A blouse is a shirt worn by girls or women. This expression perhaps refers to what a timid or weak man would be assumed to wear instead of a proper shirt, for example when playing football or rugby.
See also: big, blouse
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