stick to the/(one's) ribs

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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.
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stick to one's ribs

Fig. [for food] to last long and fortify one well; [for food] to sustain one even in the coldest weather. This oatmeal ought to stick to your ribs. You need something hearty on a cold day like this. I don't want just a salad! I want something that will stick to my ribs.
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stick to the ribs

Be substantial or filling, as in It may not be health food but steak really sticks to the ribs. This idiom was first recorded in 1603.
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stick to your ribs

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

rib

1. n. a joke; an act of teasing. I didn’t mean any harm. It was just a little rib.
2. tv. to tease someone. Please don’t rib me any more tonight. I’ve had it.

stick to (one's) ribs

Informal
To be substantial or filling. Used of food.
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stick to the ribs

To be filling and satisfying. This description of enjoying one’s food dates from at least 1603: “Some one . . . hath offred her such Kindnes as sticks by her ribs a good while after” (Wilson, The Bachelor’s Banquet). It appeared in John Ray’s proverb collection of 1670 as well.
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Yesterday's effort was more Irish stew than filet mignon - the kind of sporting stodge which sticks to your ribs on a freezing afternoon and warms you up from the inside.
Most believed there was health aspect to not swallowing, saying: "It wraps around your heart", "It will clog your guts up", "It will grow inside you" and "It sticks to your ribs"
"Some slight malt stickiness, it sticks to your ribs, this is a man's beer," said Robert Lachman.
I admit a decided proclivity to the exotic in matters of cuisine, but in this time and place nothing seemed more apt than comfort food, something hearty that "sticks to your ribs," as Grandma was fond of saying.
Julie Walther's Creamy Winter Squash Soup sticks to your ribs without these delicious but calorie-laden adhesives.
Nonvegetarian: "How do you keep from being hungry all the time, since you don't eat food that sticks to your ribs?"