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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An older man who is pompous or irritable and adheres to an outdated ideology.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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blimped

slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really blimped!
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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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The blimp, however, will begin building brand awareness earlier, debuting at the 2007 Super Bowl.
The full-size blimp is meant to be a relatively inexpensive disposable airship that would hover high over a military location for two to four weeks, sending pictures of activity on the ground and relaying communications, Neradka said.
The existing system, however, is a combination of cameras and surveillance equipment positioned on high towers and tethered, unmanned blimps.
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This process involves loading a heavy-lift blimp with smaller UAVs that, in turn, are loaded with supplies.
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21st Century Airships has been testing and perfecting this ball-like blimp since the mid-1990s.
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Barney's editing technique then also enables the camera to move from macrocosmic to microcosmic scenario--from dancers on an open football field to grapes on the floor of a blimp's claustrophobic cabin--and give them equal spatial value.