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Colonel Blimp

An older man who is pompous or irritable and adheres to an outdated ideology. The name comes from a British comic strip character that first appeared in the London Evening Standard newspaper in 1934. Primarily heard in UK. He's such a Colonel Blimp when he starts ranting about his views on welfare and the poor.
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blimp out

to overeat; to eat too much and gain weight. I blimp out almost every weekend. If I could stop blimping out, I could lose some weight.
See also: blimp, out

Have a blimp!

Sl. Have a good year! (A reference to the Goodyear blimp, which is famous for being at notable events.) Good-bye. Have a blimp! Have a blimp! See you next summer.
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a Colonel Blimp

  (British old-fashioned)
an old man who has old-fashioned ideas and believes he is very important He's very much a Colonel Blimp with his comments about foreign influences dividing our society.
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blimp

n. a nickname for an obese person. This enormous blimp managed to get on the plane but couldn’t get into a seat.

blimp out

in. to overeat. I love to buy a bag of chips and just blimp out.
See also: blimp, out

blimped

mod. alcohol intoxicated; swollen with drinking. I am still a little blimped from our party last night.
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Have a blimp!

exclam. Have a good year! (A play on Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, which operates the Goodyear blimp.) Have a blimp! See you next summer.
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