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1. A secure and pleasant situation, often financially. (The phrase can also be capitalized as "Fat City.") Grandpa will be living in fat city once his pension checks start rolling in.
2. A condition of being fat or obese. My New Year's resolution is to get out of fat city, so I've started working with a dietician.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
Also, Fat City. A condition or circumstance marked by considerable prosperity or having a superior advantage. For example, With that new job she'll be in fat city. [Slang; 1960s] Also see easy street.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. n. a state of wealth and comfort; easy street. She’s living in fat city ever since she inherited her fortune.
2. n. fatness (expressed as a place). I’ve had it with fat city. I’m going on a diet.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Prosperous circumstances. This slangy Americanism originated about the middle of the twentieth century and is on its way to becoming a cliché. “This last jump in the Dow average has put Mr. Welch in fat city” (Boston Globe, 1987).
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer