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  • noun Alternative spelling of overachiever.


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  • "A survey shows that the last time most men are able to fasten their trousers around anything resembling a natural waist is at the age of 39. After that, the only way is up, or down.

    Over-achievers, as they are known in the rag trade, hoist their trousers so high by the age of 57 the waistband can be just 18 centimetres under the armpits. The under-achievers, making up about 20 per cent, plump for below, fumbling to fasten belts, buttons and zips they can no longer see."

    - Caroline Davies, Trouser turn-up: level of men's waistband a clue to age,, 27 January 2010.

    January 29, 2010

  • Gosh! I wonder how she collected those measurements!

    January 29, 2010

  • I was wondering the same thing, i.e., glad I wasn't the sap measuring a thousand blokes for this. What a pantsful!

    January 29, 2010

  • Hah, pantsful indeed!

    Just imagine: "Excuse me sir, would you mind very much if I observed the manner in which you wear your trousers? May I be permitted to take a few measurements?"

    January 29, 2010