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battle of the bulge

slang The struggle to lose weight and/or stay slim. The phrase is a humorous reference to the World War II battle of the same name. The battle of the bulge keeps me going to the gym.
See also: battle, bulge, of

be bulging at the seams

slang To be overly crowded. Because of all the delays this morning, the train station is bulging at the seams. Good luck finding a place to sit!
See also: bulge, seam

bulge out

To protrude. That growth is now bulging out of your neck—you really need to get that checked. That trash bag might rip—something on this side is bulging out.
See also: bulge, out

bulge with (something)

To protrude with a particular substance or for a particular reason. The doctor said that I'm fine—the growth is just bulging with harmless pus!
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battle of the bulge

the attempt to keep one's waistline slim. (Jocular. Alludes to a World War II battle.) She appears to have lost the battle of the bulge. I've been fighting the battle of the bulge ever since I turned 35.
See also: battle, bulge, of

bulge out

to swell outward; to extend out into a lump or mound. The puppy's tummy bulged out, full of food. The bag of grass clippings bulged out heavily.
See also: bulge, out

bulge with something

to be swollen with something. The bag was bulging with gifts and candy. The chipmunk's cheeks bulged with the nuts it had found.
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have (or get) the bulge on

have or get an advantage over. British informal
See also: bulge, have, on

be bursting/bulging at the ˈseams (with something)

(also be full to ˈbursting (with something)) (informal) be very or too full (of something): All of our schools are bursting at the seams; we have to build new ones urgently.
See also: bulge, burst, seam

bulge out

1. To swell or protrude outward: I ate so much that my stomach was bulging out.
2. To bend or warp out of proper shape or alignment: If it gets too hot, the sides of the stove will bulge out.
See also: bulge, out

battle of the bulge

n. the attempt to keep one’s waistline normal. (Named for a World War II battle.) She appears to have lost the battle of the bulge.
See also: battle, bulge, of
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If you look closely at a lot of reloads, you'll sometimes see a bulge or line in the case wall that shows where the base of the bullet lies within the case.
An interesting feature is a list of Battle of the Bulge museums.
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The researchers showed through computer simulations that peanut-shell shaped orbits are consistent with the effect of this resonance and could give rise to the observed shape of the bulge, which is also like a peanut-shell.
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Three area veterans of the Battle of the Bulge and a nurse who treated wounded soldiers met recently at the home of Mr.
We have to do it now, or it may be never,'' James said, watching a few WWII vets gather around a small TV set to watch the CD of 82-year-old Mary Cobb talk about caring for those boys wounded in the Battle of the Bulge.
Most stars in the bulge, which can lie as far as 20,000 light-years away from the center, aren't in the least affected by the black hole's gravity.
When asked about the bulge, he tantalised conspiracy theorists by saying, 'Well, you know, Karen Hughes and Dan Bartlett had rigged up a sound system.
In March, scores of tiny earthquakes, too small to be felt on the surface, struck the area of the bulge, leading scientists to hypothesize a magma intrusion about four miles underground.
Two days later the Battle of the Bulge ended for 20-year-old, Corporal John R.
The hardest decision is what to do with the wall once it starts to bulge.
The next shock is that I discovered last year that there is a very naughty warehouse selling sex toys that would make your eyes bulge,false breasts that change colour and temperature and nap pies for ``certain'' gentlemen.
Having said this, the difference between what one sees about the Battle of the Bulge on the History Channel, or in the memoirs of generals who directed this battle, differs greatly from the memoirs of ordinary infantrymen, such as the author of this book.
The initiatives are an online game called the "Freewheelin Cycle Challenge" and a Facebook application called "The Battle of the Bulge.