fat tax

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fat tax
informal a tax levied in the form of higher duties or VAT on foods with a high fat content

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Main Entry:  fat tax
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a tax imposed on or proposed for high-fat or otherwise unhealthy foodstuffs
Example:  Researchers claim a fat tax would save thousands of lives, but is a tax the right way to fight obesity?
Etymology:  c 1985
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