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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For another view of the Battle of the Bulge, one which is more visual, and very helpful in "seeing" the battle as it progressed, there is a recently published computer-simulation war game: "Close Combat IV--Battle of the Bulge," published by SSI (see www.
On the edge of Diekirch, in Patton Park in the hamlet of Ettelbruck, a 9-foot statue of Patton stands near a Sherman tank from the Battle of the Bulge and a plaque to Patton and his men placed by Patton's son, himself a general in the U.
Kershaw did this in his best-selling The Bedford Boys (about a small town's sacrifice in the D-Day invasion), and repeats it here with 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.
It has its roots in the panic of the Battle of the Bulge, and the conclusion was sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, but always an impediment to operations.
But fans spotted the Rocket Man's tum had taken on a new dimension as he faced up to the battle of the bulge.
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The initiatives are an online game called the "Freewheelin Cycle Challenge" and a Facebook application called "The Battle of the Bulge.
The Battle of the Bulge was in full fury, and the 609th Tank Battalion needed to replace two gunners lost in combat in Bastogne, Belgium.
11 article "Fading memories: Reunions poignant for aging veterans,'' related to declining numbers of World War II veterans, noted that when Battle of the Bulge veterans gathered in Kansas City this summer, only 40 came.
Colin's battle of the bulge was recorded in last year's documentary Lose 30 Stone Or Die.
Practice visitor: Ed O'Sullivan, who has missed five home games in the past 60 years and fought in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, was among those who attended practice.
Delaforce, a decorated veteran and military historian, tells the story of WWII's Battle of the Bulge, drawing on contemporary accounts and the stories of American, British, and German combatants in the battle.
Readers will follow Bowell through the Great Depression, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, publishing marketing for Holiday Inn, Oldsmobile, Greyhound, United Airlines and more well known American companies, as well as creating a national catalog for discount merchandisers.
Four American soldiers who were captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 relate their experiences during their captivity and how the ordeal affected their later lives.