hollow legs

hollow legs

a large capacity for drinking alcohol without getting drunk, or for eating without becoming sated. humorous
See also: hollow, leg
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The Teenager had no difficulty filling his apparently hollow legs with a fat waffle topped with chocolate shavings, ice cream and chocolate sauce.
Their plates are piled high, theyve got hollow legs and going back for seconds is par for the course.
They were polished off with little fuss as their respective hollow legs were filled up (for the time being, at least).
In the utensils department, there are fanciful tongs shaped like cat paws, and a man-shaped chopsticks holder with hollow legs so the sticks make him look like a stilt walker.
One of the alpha males of that Blackburn Rovers team, a 6ft 2in centre-half with hollow legs and a fondness for a night out, sized up his new boss - who wore sharp Italian suits and had a penchant for big Cuban cigars - and didn't appreciate his European airs and graces.
My other half, who was similarly daunted by the portion, reported this was a new benchmark in terms of her own fish and chips experiences while my two boys, aged 10 and six and prone to suffering from shall we say "hollow legs syndrome", both tucked into their meals with a fervour normally only witnessed with Easter eggs.
As it happened, 'small' was still pretty big, but he said it was the most gorgeous cheesecake he'd ever eaten (and he's eaten plenty) so he summoned all his teenage hollow legs and finished it.
We had a few 'lemonades' but he's got hollow legs so I have to admit it was one of the few times in my life when I put up the white flag!
Galway week is a necessary pilgrimage, although hollow legs and a bottomless wallet are advised, and the atmosphere and sheer class of the racing are relentless.
The manufacturer was unaware of the hollow legs, which could not be easily cleaned and disinfected, a GMP violation itself.
The mother isn't so happy about the son being called Hollow Legs due to his drinking capacity or his winning of the Iron Bladder competition.
He also tells me I consume up to 15 per cent more calories than average in a normal day which adds scientific backing to the theory I have hollow legs.
For those with hollow legs and the stamina to match, there is even a nightclub with live music.