the fat of the land


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the fat of the land

Desirable resources, especially when acquired with little effort: I fantasized about buying a farm and living off the fat of the land.
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The Fat of the Land, by John Seymour; first published in 1961; Republished 1991 by Metanoia Press (Ireland), ISBN 0 9518381 0 5; currently available for $16 from Nathan Griffith, HCR 68 Box 185, Trout WV 24991
It takes real chutzpah to talk about tax breaks for fat cats when they are already living off the fat of the land and then ignore your children, who will be responsible for every dollar not paid, plus interest, to some creditor when the next generation is handed the sorry federal financial mess we are in but choose to ignore.
IT seems that launching a new slimming plan is a sure way of living off the fat of the land.
In 1998, KOCH Entertainment achieved triple platinum sales with Prodigy's album The Fat Of The Land and entered the Canadian charts at #1, a first for an independent label and distributor in Canadian music industry history.
But Woosie's days of living off the fat of the land ended when kind-hearted workers, who let him have the run of the offices at the plant, decided he needed a visit to the vet.
One man who will take you one step further is Buzzard Bushcraft founder David Moulds whose sole mission in life is to reconnect us back to the fat of the land and teach us the life skills which would have been second nature to our ancestors.
So even though it's stressed that Cooper worked his way up from the shop floor, it's difficult to feel sympathetic towards guys who have luxuriated in the fat of the land.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has set the trio of fish fanatics the task of living off the fat of the land.
While Chancellor Alistair Darling insists on a 2% wage rise for public sector workers and others, salaries, bonuses and pensions for those who live of the fat of the land are as lavish as ever.
While I nurse the anger of watching bloated G8 leaders who believe they're worth it, live off the fat of the land.
Talk about being treated like idiots by that load of self-seeking hypocrites that live off the fat of the land in the Houses of Parliament.
He'd been wanted back in prison for a few weeks and was living off the fat of the land.
The fault is everyone's, which means the easiest thing is to do nothing about the powerful and rich institutions living off the fat of the land.
After chewing on the fat of the land, thousands of kids are now paying the price.
Oh dear - if it is not enough to see the devastation of your livelihood in the most horrific way possible, farmers now have to endure the perception they are reaping the fat of the land through the grant payments.