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food coma

slang A state of drowsiness and lethargy induced by eating a large quantity of food (often carbohydrates). I was in a food coma for the rest of the night after Thanksgiving dinner.
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In 24 hours the presents will be open, kitchen hysteria will be fading and, across the land, people will be slipping into food comas in front of the telly.
In 24 hours the presents will be unwrapped, kitchen hysteria will be fading and across the land, people will be slipping in to food comas in front of the TV.
Talking about food comas, Black says portion size is a big problem chefs deal with especially in the GCC.
I think you should be able to leave a restaurant feeling satisfied and not like you are about to fall into a food coma.
This has been verified by pilots who have experienced these food comas first hand.
2 for the second year running, possibly due to food comas induced by all the deep dish pizza-eating.