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fatten the kitty

In betting, to put more money into the pool (which is known as a "kitty"). Come on, guys, put in your money so we can fatten the kitty and get on with this hand!
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fatten (someone or an animal) up (with something)

to use something to make someone or an animal fat. We will fatten the calf up with corn. I don't know why they keep fattening up their children with so much food.
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fatten up

 (on something)
1. Lit. to get fat by eating something, The cattle fattened up on the succulent grass. The bears have to fatten up on food before they hibernate for the winter.
2. Fig. to become prosperous because of something. The corporations fattened up on easy profits and low taxes. The directors of the company fattened up even during the recession when the workers were laid off.
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The greatest challenge so far has been the selection of the technology required to adapt a biomass conversion to accommodate the petroleum coke and to make sure emission standards are met, Van Fatten says.
Ladies my advice is save your cash and fatten up by indulging yourself with copious amounts of chocolate.
Corporate Latin America is expected to fatten the bottom line with economic recovery.
Then, with the state's massive debt slowly shrinking and tax revenue soaring after years of economic battering, they accepted a 12 percent raise to fatten their salaries that already were the nation's highest for state legislators.
Liebman simply forgets that the best way to fatten cattle is to feed them excessive amounts of low-fat grain.
Let's just hope Kutcher took his itty-bitty sweetie home for the holidays and let his mom fatten her up a little.
Though fads often fatten up an essentially good idea with extra trappings and timelines," Covington says, "there's no reason to toss them all away if they truly are working.
And they reckon the new menu will fatten the fish just as well as before.
The abundance of open-ocean prey, particularly in zones where chill polar water clashes with warm southern currents, then fatten the fish in 1 to 4 years.
In the end, it creates a symbiotic relationship in which both companies could fatten profits through weight loss.
Rather, rodents would fatten up this year and then reproduce more offspring in the coming year.
Coach Aaron Fuller's Indians won the second of a scheduled five league matches in convincing fashion Tuesday, outlasting tough conditions and tough competition to fatten its lead in the Foothill standings.
At the same time, the complexes fatten to more than twice their original girths.
Like inactive people, deer mice (which do not hibernate) and ground squirrels (which fatten up to make it through their winter's sleep) became quite pudgy, Thompson and Wickler say.
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