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fat farm

A slightly derogatory term for a clinic, treatment center, or resort that is aimed at helping people lose weight. My weight ballooned after the inactivity that resulted from my surgery, so I'm heading to the fat farm this summer to try to get it back to normal.
See also: farm, fat

fat farm

A clinic or resort where people go to lose weight, as in She spends all her vacations at a fat farm but it hasn't helped so far. This is a somewhat derisive term for such an establishment. [Colloquial; 1960s]
See also: farm, fat
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Forget all that stuff you're hearing about tight recruitment, medical discharges, fat farms, failed drug tests, or your ever-fretful commander of the army when he suggests things aren't going quite as swimmingly with his overtaxed army.
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Tubby Scots who can pinch more than an inch could soon get the chance to shed pounds at special NHS fat farms.
Tubby Scots who can pinch more than an inch could soon be shedding pounds at NHS fat farms, medical boffins claimed yesterday.
In the quest for health and longevity, many of us have tried all kinds of gimmicks, from fat farms to boycotting elevators and cutting out anything chocolate.
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