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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An older man who is pompous or irritable and adheres to an outdated ideology.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

1. derogatory slang To gain an excessive amount of weight. Have you seen Phil recently? He's really blimped out since college.
2. slang To eat an excessive amount of food, especially junk food. It's hard not to blimp out at a Super Bowl party where there's a lot of junk food.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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Raytheon's website says the blimps are meant to be tethered to the ground by a "11/8 inch thick super-strong cable," which should withstand 100 mile-per-hour winds.
On Sunday, the blimp and its 21-member crew, which includes four pilots, will move on to Shelton, Wash.
CEO of World Surveillance Group, Glen Estrella said that the company has delivered two blimps to an army base and in next few months the military will decide if it wants more.
Syngenta helped fulfill the program's mission to offer critically ill children a chance to believe in and focus on the future, rather than the stressful routine of hospital visits and treatments, by providing blimp rides to children at nine airports near hospitals throughout the tour.
3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As fans across the country celebrate the start of another college football season, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will celebrate its own college football tradition -- 60 years of aerial broadcast coverage from the Goodyear Blimp.
Details on ticket distribution will be available on Goodyear Blimp social media @GoodyearBlimp on twitter and Goodyear Blimp on Facebook in the coming weeks.
The funds will also reportedly allow Meldrum to equip the blimp with a thermal-imaging camera and send it aloft in hopes of catching an aerial glimpse of Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch.
And today the huge Goodyear safety blimp - which was captured on television hovering over the Millennium Stadium during Wales' clash with England on Saturday - leaves the city for England.
In light of these trends, AVICTA Complete Cotton needed to draw extra special attention going into its third season of commercial use, which came in the form of something big and unique in the agribusiness market--the AVICTA Complete Cotton blimp.
CANYON COUNTRY -- A 24-foot-long blimp stolen more than two weeks ago was found Wednesday, but the mystery continues over who took the giant floating ad from the roof of a Canyon Country coffeehouse.
Tape one at the top and one at the bottom of one blimp shape.
Known to locals as "the blimp base," NAS Hitchcock once encompassed 3,500 acres and housed nearly 150 personnel.
In the US alone, more than 60 million people get a first-hand look at a Goodyear blimp at sporting events each year, with millions more viewing this beloved corporate icon on television - a successful promotional program by any measure," the article continued.
After Thanksgiving dinner, you might resemble a blimp, but you probably won't feel lighter than air.