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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IT was Chesney's 18th birthday in Corrie this week and it seems like only yesterday he was knee-high to a grasshopper.
EVER since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I have been blind as a bat.
He has coached me since I was knee-high to a grasshopper and he will come on tour for the next few weeks just to keep an eye on me.