middle-aged spread

middle-aged spread
middle-age spread or middle-aged spread noun
A thickening of the body, esp the waist, attributable to the onset of middle-age
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middle-aged spread UK US noun [uncountable] often humorous
fat that often develops around someone’s waist as they get older
Thesaurus: too much body fathyponym fatsynonym

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ˌmiddle-age ˈspread [middle-age spread] (also ˌmiddle-aged ˈspread) noun uncountable (humorous)
the fat around the stomach that some people develop in middle age

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  • middle-aged spread — UK / US or middle age spread UK / US noun [uncountable] often humorous fat that often develops around someone s waist as they get older …   English dictionary

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  • middle-aged spread —    obesity    A normal function of ageing:     Middle aged spread is a genuine fact of life... The flesh can resist the flow of gravity for so long. (Matthew, 1983) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • middle-aged spread — (also middle age spread) noun the fat that may accumulate in middle age around the waist …   English new terms dictionary

  • middle-aged spread — /mɪdl eɪdʒd ˈsprɛd/ (say midl ayjd spred) noun weight gained in middle age, especially around the stomach and hips. Also, middle age spread …  

  • middle-aged spread —  Thickening of the waist line with middle age …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • (a) middle-aged spread — the fat area around the waist that a lot of people get as they grow older. A dark blue shirt worn outside his trousers concealed the middle aged spread …   New idioms dictionary

  • middle-age spread — middle aged spread UK / US or middle age spread UK / US noun [uncountable] often humorous fat that often develops around someone s waist as they get older …   English dictionary

  • middle-age spread — /mid l ayj / an increase in bulk, esp. in the waist and buttocks, associated with the onset of middle age and the body s decreasing ability to metabolize calories efficiently. [1935 40] * * * ˌmiddle age ˈspread [middle age spread] (also ˌmiddle… …   Useful english dictionary

  • middle-aged — adj 1.) between the ages of about 40 and 60 ▪ a middle aged businessman 2.) someone who seems middle aged seems rather dull and does not do exciting or dangerous things ▪ Living with Henry had made her feel middle aged. 3.) middle aged spread fat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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