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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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  • Yoga may not burn a lot of calories but the practice appears to stave off middle-age spread by reducing stress.
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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Contemporary definitions for middle-age spread
noun

body fat that can accumulate in the abdominal, hip, and buttock area during one's middle age

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