be broad in the beam

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be broad in the beam

1. (of a ship) To be particularly wide in the middle. Since that ship is broad in the beam, I doubt it will fit through the narrow channel.
2. (of a person) To have an ample buttocks. Because I'm broad in the beam, I doubt those pants will fit me.
See also: beam, broad

be broad in the beam

  (old-fashioned)
to have a large bottom Tess has always been rather broad in the beam, despite all those diets.
See also: beam, broad