"Living Large"

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 13 00:51:50 UTC 2011

Wilson Gray wrote:
> I'm persuaded. Certainly, the phrase is *much* older than 1991. But is
> the question solely WRT to the documented, oldest-known occurrence of
> the phrase or WRT its more-recent revival as something that's "fresh"?
> I, perhaps in error, assumed the latter.

There is a large gap in time from 1834 to 1975 to reach the second
cite given in the OED.

1975    D. Pendleton St. Louis Showdown 32   If that's what you call
living large, Sergeant Bolan, then it's been nothing but small for me.


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