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beached whale

noun phrase

A very obese person, esp one who cannot get out of bed or a chair without assistance (1980s+ Medical)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • He lay in a great tangle of bedclothes, snoring hideously and making little motions with his hands and arms like a beached whale.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett

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