be knee-high to a grasshopper

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be knee-high to a grasshopper

To be young. When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I loved playing with dolls and stuffed animals. Unfortunately, Ed's mother died when he was still knee-high to a grasshopper.
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I am knee-high to a grasshopper," said Grima, ahead of today's home game against Huddersfield.