stick to your ribs

stick to (the/one's) ribs

Of food, to be hearty and sustaining. I'm sick of eating nothing but fruit and vegetables—give me something that will stick to the ribs. Have a bowl of my famous chili, it will stick to your ribs in this cold weather.
See also: rib, stick

stick to your ribs

(of food) be very filling.
See also: rib, stick