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(as) big as a house
Exceptionally large, bulky, or overweight. Tom used to be really athletic in high school, but he put on a ton of weight. He's as big as a house now. When she said she bought a boat, I was expecting a little schooner or something, but this thing was big as a house! This package is practically as big as a house! How do you expect me to carry it to the post office?
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big as a house
Physically large, overweight, said of a person in an unflattering way, as in “I saw Marion the other day and she’s gotten as big as a house.” Why a house should have been chosen as a simile for a large person is not clear, but it has been so used for a very long time.
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