big boned

big boned

1. Literally, having a larger bone structure than the average of one's demographic. Some people are naturally big boned, offering them a broader frame or greater height than others. It is often the big-boned men and women of the family who work the farm.
2. A euphemism for being fat or obese, usually used as an excuse for one's size. I know that people think I have an eating problem, but really I'm just big boned!
See also: big, bone
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Parents commonly described their children as big boned, thick, or solid.
People would tell me I'm big boned but I knew I was fat." That hit home hardest at work, when the Sainsbury's cafe worker's button "pinged" off.
But 26.2 is a long way for a big boned man like myself to run!
"I like the challenge of bringing ideas to life, and I do have my fair share of unusual commissions--from a 'big boned' Coke bottle to an amorous encounter, mid-air, between two jet planes--and that's just for one client!"
If the feline in your life is good - or big boned - enough to be Cat Of The Week, send a photo and details to polly.hudson@hotmail.co.uk.
5 AN E NE LF SUIT FOR MACK, MY JAC ACK RUSSELL Bought from Asda, it doesn't meet in the middle - must be his thick coat or maybe he'ss big boned. I'm sure it'big boned.
And dating a "bigger boned" man (well that's what girls always say "she's not fat, she's just big boned...") they don't feel so self conscious as they would if their date is slim and has abs.
Newmarket David Milnes Big Boned (7.50 Wolverhampton, nap) Filly could be well treated after some decent work on the Limekilns of late.
He is a ruby red colour and is a chihuahua, but big boned.
lang makes an appearance here, though her contribution (a remix of her 1980s hit "Big Boned Gal") is rather second-hand.
The new compilation features laves like "Big Boned Gal" and "Trail of Broken Hearts" alongside fun obscurities like "Friday Dance Promenade," "Hanky Panky," and "Pine and Stew." It's a must-have for langheads; for beginners, we offer the following guide to 20 years of lang longing.
I'm overweight but I'm healthy," or "I'm just big boned," or "I'm curvy" were frequently stated euphemisms respondents used to describe their overweight body type.
The well-paced song lineup covers her career from Angel With a Lariat through Invincible Summer, including such disparate numbers as her showstopping version of Roy Orbison's "Crying," the country rave-up "Big Boned Gal," her surprising hit "Constant Craving," and her perky '60s homage "Summerfling." She also reprises my personal favorite, "Pullin' Back the Reins," and comparing the new version with the 1989 original (from Absolute Torch and Twang) illustrates the progress k.d.'s made as a singer and as a woman.
MICE TO SEE YOU: The mouse with its closest living relative the pacarana; BIG BONED: The mouse (C) with other, smaller rodent fossils
I'm 5ft 8ins, big boned, and I looked in proportion.