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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An older man who is pompous or irritable and adheres to an outdated ideology.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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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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Raytheon's website says the blimps are meant to be tethered to the ground by a "11/8 inch thick super-strong cable," which should withstand 100 mile-per-hour winds.
On Sunday, the blimp and its 21-member crew, which includes four pilots, will move on to Shelton, Wash.
Estrella said that apart from the military use, the blimp could be used for pipeline monitoring or extra security at the World Cup and also in disaster areas.
The blimp was to take off from Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay for a routine patrol.
The company has provided blimp advertising, broadcast services and related promotional programmes in more than 35 countries over the past 20 years.
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We really don't need this blimp bringing in even more traffic congestion than we suffer round here already.
Eyewitnesses said three passengers escaped the gondola of the blimp before Mike ascended and crashed in a nearby field.
where, as officer in charge, he was an expert in training combat blimp crews.
It was the first time I've been on a blimp and I thought it was really good.
Five staff were specially trained to monitor footage from the blimp and It was first used at last summer's massive Oasis gigs at Heaton Park in the city.
The blimp near Spin Boldak will be one of several within close proximity of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
The Airdock, also known as the hangar, is the humongous structure that houses the blimp.
amp; the purple blimp in the darkness outside his window
The idea for an Avicta Complete Cotton blimp was born out of these adverse circumstances, but upon planning, it seemed as though just the blimp floating across the Cotton Belt was not going to achieve the desired communication objections.