Definition of excess baggage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    excess baggage

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  1. 1bags, cases, etc. taken on to a plane that weigh more than the amount each passenger is allowed to carry without paying extra
  2. 2(figurative) Trying to lose weight? Here are some suggestions to help you get rid of that excess baggage.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: excess baggage