battle of the bulge

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battle of the bulge

slang The struggle to lose weight and/or stay slim. The phrase is a humorous reference to the World War II battle of the same name. The battle of the bulge keeps me going to the gym.
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battle of the bulge

the attempt to keep one's waistline slim. (Jocular. Alludes to a World War II battle.) She appears to have lost the battle of the bulge. I've been fighting the battle of the bulge ever since I turned 35.
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battle of the bulge

n. the attempt to keep one’s waistline normal. (Named for a World War II battle.) She appears to have lost the battle of the bulge.
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Prominently featured in the book are numerous firsthand accounts shared by a diverse collection of veterans, many of whom demonstrated extraordinary feats of courage, as they fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
In addition, he personally visited Belgian families and individuals who shared quite frankly their stories of fear and suffering during the Battle of the Bulge.
As a history teacher, I recently asked my college-level students to write a brief paper on the Battle of the Bulge.
Just 2 1/2 miles east of the city, at Hamm, is a somberly impressive collective memorial: the Luxembourg American Cemetery, with the graves of 5,076 American soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of the Bulge.
In Patton at the Battle of the Bulge, Barron details the efforts made by the 4th Armored Division to smash their way through the German forces surrounding the city and relieve the trapped American soldiers.
He notably took part in the D-Day invasion of Anzio, the Rhineland and Eastern Europe parachuting into Bastogne during the battle of the bulge where he earned a purple heart for wounds suffered in battle and bronze star for heroism.
The stories, previously published in the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Association's quarterly newsletter, are organized chronologically into four chapters.
After training for six months, we arrived in Belgium in late 1944 heading for the Battle of the Bulge.
I landed in Cherbourg on Christmas Day expecting to get into the Battle of the Bulge, but luckily for our division that did not happen.
The collaborative work of veteran journalism, television pundit and author Dan Lynch in partnership with essayist and author Paul Rutherford, Into The Dragon's Teeth: Warriors' Tales Of The Battle Of The Bulge recounts the true-life story of three American solders who fought in the World War II epic battle that came to be known as the "Battle of the Bulge".
The longest winter; the Battle of the Bulge and the epic story of World War II's most decorated platoon.
FDR responded to totalitarian attack by making all Americans do their part, from victory gardens and the factory floor to Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.
With this being an ever-increasing problem in our society, it is great to show children that Scientists are doing their part to help us all overcome the battle of the bulge, as well as showing ways they can handle that battle for themselves.
16, 1944, amid the snow and bitter cold, Marshal von Runstedt launched his three German armies against the allies in what would become known as the Battle of the Bulge.
16, 1944, the Germans struck through the Ardennes forest and began what would become known as The Battle of the Bulge.