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Colonel Blimp

An older man who is pompous or irritable and adheres to an outdated ideology. The name comes from a British comic strip character that first appeared in the London Evening Standard newspaper in 1934. Primarily heard in UK. He's such a Colonel Blimp when he starts ranting about his views on welfare and the poor.
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blimp out

1. derogatory slang To gain an excessive amount of weight. Have you seen Phil recently? He's really blimped out since college.
2. slang To eat an excessive amount of food, especially junk food. It's hard not to blimp out at a Super Bowl party where there's a lot of junk food.
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blimped

slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really blimped!
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blimp out

to overeat; to eat too much and gain weight. I blimp out almost every weekend. If I could stop blimping out, I could lose some weight.
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Have a blimp!

Sl. Have a good year! (A reference to the Goodyear blimp, which is famous for being at notable events.) Good-bye. Have a blimp! Have a blimp! See you next summer.
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blimp

n. a nickname for an obese person. This enormous blimp managed to get on the plane but couldn’t get into a seat.

blimp out

in. to overeat. I love to buy a bag of chips and just blimp out.
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blimped

mod. alcohol intoxicated; swollen with drinking. I am still a little blimped from our party last night.
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Have a blimp!

exclam. Have a good year! (A play on Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, which operates the Goodyear blimp.) Have a blimp! See you next summer.
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The blimp is also equipped with engines on the sides that thrust the blimp forward.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was criticised by Trump in the Sun interview for failing to control crime and prevent militant attacks, gave his blessing for the blimp to be flown and rejected suggestions this showed a lack of respect to the U.S.
The group that crowd-sourced the inflatable said, while Mr Trump will not see the blimp in person, they hoped it would come to the Twitter-loving president's attention online.
military scrambled two armed F-16 fighter jets to keep watch as the massive blimp traveled into civilian airspace after coming untethered from its base at Aberdeen Proving Ground, a U.S.
ABOARD THE GOODYEAR BLIMP "SPIRIT OF AMERICA" - On a picturesque day made for flying, Taylor Laverty gently guides a 13,000-pound, helium-filled American icon as it floats through the sky above Eugene.
Project manager Micheal >O'Broin with the blimps and, right, the blimps fly over the landscape
Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, director general, GC said: "There has been a clear rise in the number of balloons and blimps in our skies, mostly used for personal celebrations, for celebrating events such as National Day of our beloved country or for advertising purposes.
The report said that the blimp can be inflated and launched in 15 minutes and is tough enough to be dropped from a plane into the field.
L-8, like all US blimps, was filled with helium, a non-flammable gas that the United States possessed in large quantities.
The company has provided blimp advertising, broadcast services and related promotional programmes in more than 35 countries over the past 20 years.
In addition to the hands-on activity, there's an animation explaining buoyancy, a TV episode about remote-controlled blimps, and a video profile of engineers who operate some of the world's largest blimps.
During World War II, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company manufactured approximately 130 non-rigid airships, designated as ZPNK-class blimps, for the U.S.
BLIMP BY NUMBERS * The blimp can travel at a top speed of 53mph * The maximum pressure height of the airship is 10,000ft * Each blimp requires 69,000 cubic feet of helium to fly * It is possible for the blimp to climb and descend at a rate of 1,500ft per minute * Goodyear has built 347 airships over a 78-year period * The company's two blimps will visit 20 European countries between now and the end of October But the findings also revealed more than a quarter did not understanding the "no overtaking" sign, while 52% thought a red and orange light showing together means proceed with caution when in fact it means stop.
We were invited to ride aboard the Spirit of Akron, one of Goodyear's blimps. We live in Stow, Ohio, just north of Akron, where the old Airdock is located.
During the birthday weekend of the program, MetLife blimps captured overhead shots of several National Football League games across the United States.