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fatten the kitty

In betting, to put more money into the pool (which is known as a "kitty"). Come on, guys, put in your money so we can fatten the kitty and get on with this hand!
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fatten up

To cause to gain weight or become fatter by feeding. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fatten" and "up." A: "Wow, your mom made quite a feast!" B: "I know, she seems determined to fatten us up." We need to fatten up these scrawny little kittens.
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fatten (one) up with (something)

To cause one to gain weight or become fatter by feeding them something in particular. The noun or pronoun can also come after "up." A: "Wow, your mom made quite a feast!" B: "I know, she seems determined to fatten us up with all our favorite foods." We need to fatten up these scrawny little kittens with some solid food.
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fatten up on (something)

To gain weight or become fatter by eating something in particular. It seems like the dog is fattening up on that new food.
See also: fatten, on, up

fatten (someone or an animal) up (with something)

to use something to make someone or an animal fat. We will fatten the calf up with corn. I don't know why they keep fattening up their children with so much food.
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fatten up

 (on something)
1. Lit. to get fat by eating something, The cattle fattened up on the succulent grass. The bears have to fatten up on food before they hibernate for the winter.
2. Fig. to become prosperous because of something. The corporations fattened up on easy profits and low taxes. The directors of the company fattened up even during the recession when the workers were laid off.
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Not only farmers, but also eateries that serve kabayaki and other eel dishes are making efforts in properly cooking fattened eels as their meat and skin has a tendency to become tough.
The Book of Proverbs in the Hebrew Bible advises: 'Better a dish of vegetables if love goes with it, than a fattened ox eaten amid hatred.' We eat our fattened beasts amid growing hatred and despair from those whose lives are on the edge; and if there is a price to be paid in time, who will pity us?
Member States will be authorised to establish a regulatory fund for pig farmers whose pigs are fattened in their territory.
And from an advertisement, "Ever fantasize about being fattened into massive, waddling proportions or about becoming a fattening coach who balloons an eager trainee into a waddling ball of fat?" Or, most gag-inducing of all, having explained how Olestra, a fat substitute, causes "fecal urgency" and "anal leakage," he points to a magazine photo of an Olestra-filled peach pie and inquires, "Who among us won't be tempted to slice a little bigger piece or have an extra helping?"
Generally, Hanwoo has been fattened until almost 30 months of age to improve meat quality through marbling in Korea.
Under a project of fattening farm operations, at present 2162 feedlot fattening farms are in operation, where currently 22,887 beef animals and 40,853 mutton animals are being fattened for increasing the meat production in the country, the sources said.
Deep-dish pizza laced with foie gras, hot dogs smothered in the substance, which is made from the fattened livers of ducks and geese, and Southern soul food with an added illicit French twist were all on offer in the city yesterday.
* Bring the steer to where it will be fattened and do so.
Untreated smolts adjusted normally to salt water and fattened up.
About a year the businessman Aslanbek Tulatov fattened the animals, and when it was time to start under the knife did not dare.
To rule out the possibility that the carp fattened up simply because each individual had more food after the pike reduced their numbers, Bronmark and Miner conducted a second experiment in the laboratory.
The Thirty Nine (39) recipients will avail one head of cattle to be fattened for a maximum of 120 days with two (2) fattening cycles in a year.
When a squid shoots out its tentacles to ensnare prey, for example, the muscles that are aligned at right angles to each tentacle's long axis contract and the resultant fattened parts push against one another to extend the tentacle along its length.
Overview Objectives: Provincial agencies in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) have indicated that one of the most important ways to improve the incomes of the rural poor is to increase sales of fattened cattle.