fat farm

noun Informal.
a sanitarium or a resort that specializes in helping people lose weight.

Origin:
1965–70

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fat farm
 
n
slang a health farm or similar establishment to which people go to lose weight

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fat farm

A clinic or resort where people go to lose weight, as in She spends all her vacations at a fat farm but it hasn't helped so far. This is a somewhat derisive term for such an establishment. [Colloquial; 1960s]

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Bush signed a fat farm bill full of puzzling subsidies to agribusiness.
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