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middle-age spread

[mid-l-eyj] /ˈmɪd lˌeɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an increase in bulk, especially in the waist and buttocks, associated with the onset of middle age and the body's decreasing ability to metabolize calories efficiently.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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British Dictionary definitions for middle age spread

middle-age spread

noun
1.
the fat that appears round many people's waist during middle age
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