be (a bit) on the heavy side

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be (a bit) on the heavy side

To be somewhat heavy. This intentionally vague phrase highlights the speaker's awareness of or hesitation about the weight of something or someone. Be careful moving that bookshelf, guys—it's on the heavy side! Emma used to be a bit on the heavy side, but she's lost a lot of weight since she started going to the gym regularly.
See also: heavy, on, side