They get bloated, self-important, and impossible to deal with.
Some of it is inefficient and bloated, and there are a number of ways of cutting the spending and salaries of public employees.
There were stomachs, taut and flat, but also undulating bellies, soft and bloated from the breakfast buffet.
The Federal government has become a bloated organization with no budget, and runs at an annual loss.
This device, looking rather like a bloated torpedo, is equipped with lights and cameras that scan the seabed for debris.
The bloated aspect of his face was gone, and even a greater beauty than the beauty of his youth and innocence was apparent.
And all waited on what the grotesque, bloated figure they watched might reveal.
On every side he could see his pale, bloated face, here and there distorted and lengthened by some imperfection in the mirror.
This is a sort of bloated Manchester or Birmingham of the district.
His bloated face took on the colour of his khaki jacket and beads of perspiration welled up about his lips.
1670s, "to cause to swell" (earlier, in reference to cured fish, "to cause to be soft," 1610s), from now obsolete bloat (adj.), attested from c.1300 as "soft, flabby, flexible, pliable," but by 17c. meaning "puffed up, swollen." Perhaps from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse blautr "soaked, soft from being cooked in liquid" (cf. Swedish blöt fisk "soaked fish"), possibly from Proto-Germanic *blaut-, from PIE *bhleu- "to swell, well up, overflow," an extension of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
Influenced by or combined with Old English blawan "blow, puff." Figurative use by 1711. Intransitive meaning "to swell, to become swollen" is from 1735. Related: Bloated; bloating.
1860 as a disease of livestock, from bloat (v.). Meaning "bloatedness" is from 1905.
Abdominal distention due to swallowed air or intestinal gas production.