horizontally challenged


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horizontally challenged

Fat or obese. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) I became a little horizontally challenged after my accident, as I was confined to a wheelchair for nearly a year.
See also: challenged
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And for the politically correct among you, the only time I'm 'horizontally challenged' is when I don't want to get out of bed in the morning.
In PC terms, my hair was "horizontally challenged."
With dimensions of 39 x 69 x 91 mm and weighing just 230 g, it makes the DCR-IP1K a considerable 26 percent lighter and 30 percent smaller than the now fatty for, in PC terms, both vertically and horizontally challenged) DCR-IP7 model, so the IP7's catwalk days are definitely over.
And therefore, those extra servings of ice-cream and chocolate that had me grow more and more "horizontally challenged" with each passing year can just keep on coming, can't they?
It was in the '80s that the wearing of team jerseys got a firm hold, but there was a shock in store for the horizontally challenged.
Well, it may be a tad uncomfortable for the horizontally challenged, but it's just right for a patient being wheeled in on a stretcher.
Is the horizontally challenged lady finishes singing yet?