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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An older man who is pompous or irritable and adheres to an outdated ideology.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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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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With the return of the iconic blimp to California, Goodyear has a full schedule of activities including broadcast aerial coverage, customer events and passenger rides.
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.
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 maximum altitude of the blimp is about 2,000 feet, providing line of sight communications up to 30 miles away using whatever equipment the user wants to put on it, be it infrared cameras or communications gear.
All we know for sure is that navy blimp L-8, which Cody and Adams were operating off the California coast, drifted ashore, snagged on a cliff at Ocean Beach, then broke free, dropping one of its depth charges on the Olympic Club golf course and finally crashing in the road in the 400 block of Bellevue Avenue in Daly City, California.
The company has provided blimp advertising, broadcast services and related promotional programmes in more than 35 countries over the past 20 years.
Use two helium-filled balloons to build a blimp that can travel across the room.
Deciding to err on the side of caution, the Navy sent the blimps across the ocean in pairs at approximately two-week intervals depending on the weather and war-related conditions along their route, bom combat air crews were transported aboard Navy R5D transport planes ( C- 54 Skymasters ) to Newfoundland and the Azores to fly the second and third legs of the transatlantic flights, respectively
Lord Mayor Keith Hyde was one of the lucky few to take a 30-minute ride in the blimp, which has been stationed at Cardiff Airport.
In addition, Coalition officials are working in cooperation with Pakistani security forces to enable sharing of surveillance imagery collected from the blimps to aid in strengthening border security.
We were invited to ride aboard the Spirit of Akron, one of Goodyear's blimps.
The program, which is a major part of the company's brand marketing mix, consists of two blimps, "Snoopy One" and "SnoopyTwo," as well as a celebratory blimp, "SnoopyThree.
All told, MetLife blimps cover around 60 events a year for a variety of networks, including shots of events ranging from the U.