Date: Wed, 25 Oct 1995 12:53:33 -0500 From: "Gregory J. Pulliam" Subject: Re: Big Dogs I'm familiar with "big dogs" meaning "big boys" but not with the phrase you cite about getting "off the porch." I seem to remember older friends of mine telling me "You're running with the big dogs now." I grew up in north and central Mississippi. Greg Pulliam