Without its paraphernalia of subtle double relishes, a “starved turtle,” has not more intrinsic sapidity than a “fatted calf.”
And the flesh-pots, the fatted calf, and the honey were all offered to us.
We were literally on our beam ends—too jolly proud to sample the fatted calf that awaited us in our respective parents' homes.
Not for me, reverend Mre; you shall kill no fatted calf, real or symbolical, for me!
But now when this son of yours comes, who has wasted your money with wicked women, you kill the fatted calf for him!'
There's not much, but I hadn't time to kill the fatted calf.
I reached Keighley safely; my parents again killed the fatted calf, and right loyally did they welcome their prodigal son.
You will be jovial, my dear Martin, and will kill the fatted calf if you please!'
To eat the "fatted calf," it is necessary to be a great sinner, suing for mercy.
The fatted calf was not only killed, but cooked, to welcome the long lost.