meat on (one's) bones

meat on (one's) bones

Flesh or fat. Especially used in contrast to being skinny or scrawny. My siblings and I were all scrawny kids, so our grandma was always saying that we needed more meat on our bones. Come on, take a second helping—put some meat on your bones!
See also: bone, meat, on
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