"Put on your big girl panties and deal with it!” (or “Put your big girl panties on and deal with it!") is a jocular saying that has been printed on many posters and a popular ecard. The expression means that one (usually said of a woman) should be an adult and deal with a problem in an intelligent way.
The “big girl panties” expression has been cited in print since at least 2005 and is of unknown authorship.
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Julie Pinson----damn those doggies!
Now just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 12:00 am
If she were here, she would tell us all to “put on our big girl panties and deal with it!”
big girl panties
an expression that is used to say “Grow Up, Move On and Be An Adult”
Linda was crying about Marie and how she was spreading gossip about her. I just told her, “Linda, it’s time to put on your big girl panties and deal with it.”
by Bubbe September 04, 2005
Washington (DC) Post
Margaret Spellings: In Her Own Class
By Laura Blumenfeld
Thursday, January 26, 2006
She’s a tough enough manager to be called a “bulldog on details” by Rove; strong enough to raise her girls as a single mom when her first marriage ended; brave enough to admit that she dreams of being a torch singer draped over a piano; Texan enough to live by the motto (on her notepad) “Put on your big girl panties and deal with it.”
June 19, 2006 Vol. 65 No. 24
THREE QUESTIONS FOR ... HALLE BERRY
2 WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON 2004’S MASSIVE BOX-OFFICE FLOP CATWOMAN?
I thought it was a chance for a female heroine to helm her own movie and franchise—what great things that would do for women. But it missed. You just put on your big-girl panties and deal with it.
OCLC WorldCat record
Put your big girl panties on and deal with it-- : the no-nonsense guide to getting what you want
Author: Roz Van Meter
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©2007.
Edition/Format: eBook : Document : English
PULL UP YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES AND DEAL WITH IT COFFEE MUG
Product ID: 168828945374358644
Made on: 5/21/2007 1:57 PM