run to fat

run to fat

To start putting on an excessive amount of weight. We all think we'll be young and healthy forever, but here I am, middle-aged and running to fat. The former actor, once an icon of masculine beauty, ran to fat shortly after retiring from the business last year.
See also: fat, run

run to ˈfat

(of people) begin to get fat: After he stopped playing football he quickly ran to fat.
See also: fat, run
References in classic literature ?
Hayward had run to fat during the last two or three years--it was five years since Philip first met him in Heidelberg--and he was prematurely bald.
They seem to run to fat from an early age or seem unnaturally, prematurely developed.
A pot belly pig is no different, they are just smaller and run to fat easily.
Quite a few Liverpudlians show a worrying tendency to run to fat and are more likely to be afflicted by heart disease,'' says the report.
Hell hath no fury like an ex-wife run to fat,' quipped Burchill's former husband Tony Parsons in their on-going war of words and it was this line that probably cut her to the quick.
Pity the researchers, too, who have to sate our thirst for wives run to fat, for exhibitionistic good time gals and brothers-in-law who have the pick and mix of their sibling's partners.
So remember, you might not want to run to fat - but a little fat is necessary to make you run.
Anyone who read Margaret Cook's revelations with a hint of glee and who looks at pictures of one-time pin-ups (Pamela Stephenson, Kim Wilde, etc) run to fat with an uneasy sense of satisfaction, will get my drift.