thick around the middle

Definition of thick around the middle

:fat around the waist
  • He was a man in his fifties, a little thick around the middle.

Word by Word Definitions

thick play
  1. : having or being of relatively great depth or extent from one surface to its opposite

  2. : heavily built : thickset

  3. : close-packed with units or individuals

  1. : in a thick manner : thickly

  1. : the most crowded or active part

  2. : the part of greatest thickness

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation

middle play
  1. : equally distant from the extremes : medial, central

  2. : being at neither extreme : intermediate

  3. : constituting a division intermediate between those prior and later or upper and lower

  1. : a middle part, point, or position

  2. : the central portion of the human body : waist

  3. : the position of being among or in the midst of something


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