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English translation: a fattened belly due to drinking too much beer

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02:49 Dec 5, 2010
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase: beer gut
If you’ve ever heard men jokingly refer to that excess weight around their middle section as their “spare tires” “beer gut”, or “love handles”, - but that’s where the joke ends.

What is the concept of "beer gut" and "love handles" in this concept?

Thanks and regards,

Chopra
chopra_2002
India
Local time: 17:50
English translation:a fattened belly due to drinking too much beer
Explanation:
:)

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"love handles" means that the person involved has excess fat around the stomach region and that you can hold on to it with your hands (i.e. the person is too fat)

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Note added at 5 mins (2010-12-05 02:54:18 GMT)
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Love handles, in colloquial or slang speech, are a layer of fat that is deposited around a person's midsection, especially visible on the sides ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_handles - Definition in context

Search ResultsUrban Dictionary: love handles
7 posts - 7 authors - Last post: 21 May 2008
The areas of extra fat that hang or slightly bulge from the sides, and are also the little rolls on the lower back. Both men and women can ...
www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=love handles - Cached - Similar

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"spare tire" is the same idea (comes from the extra tire (US)/tyre (UK) that you have in your car in case one of the tires/tyres on your vehicle bursts and has to be replaced ... a metaphor for excess fat around your midriff

middle: the middle area of the human torso (usually in front); "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn - Definition in context

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David Hollywood
Local time: 09:20
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5 +15a fattened belly due to drinking too much beer
David Hollywood


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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +15
a fattened belly due to drinking too much beer


Explanation:
:)

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Note added at 4 mins (2010-12-05 02:53:38 GMT)
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"love handles" means that the person involved has excess fat around the stomach region and that you can hold on to it with your hands (i.e. the person is too fat)

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Note added at 5 mins (2010-12-05 02:54:18 GMT)
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Love handles, in colloquial or slang speech, are a layer of fat that is deposited around a person's midsection, especially visible on the sides ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_handles - Definition in context

Search ResultsUrban Dictionary: love handles
7 posts - 7 authors - Last post: 21 May 2008
The areas of extra fat that hang or slightly bulge from the sides, and are also the little rolls on the lower back. Both men and women can ...
www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=love handles - Cached - Similar

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Note added at 9 mins (2010-12-05 02:58:25 GMT)
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"spare tire" is the same idea (comes from the extra tire (US)/tyre (UK) that you have in your car in case one of the tires/tyres on your vehicle bursts and has to be replaced ... a metaphor for excess fat around your midriff

middle: the middle area of the human torso (usually in front); "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn - Definition in context



David Hollywood
Local time: 09:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for your prompt reply. Any details about "spare tires" and "love handles?"


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Travelin Ann: the most dangerous form of obesity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdominal_obesity
2 mins
  -> thanks Ann :)

agree  José J. Martínez: Even if it is not necessarily from Cerveza....right...
10 mins
  -> lol .. right José :)

agree  Stephanie Ezrol: love handles is a bit affectionate, but it is fat that is being grabbed on both sides
18 mins

agree  Joyce A: Uh-huh. Drink less beer and exercise! :-)
22 mins

agree  swisstell: also known as a 'spare tire'
23 mins

agree  Jack Doughty
50 mins

agree  eski: "aka Beer belly" :)) Have a nice Sunday! eski
52 mins

agree  Sarah Bessioud
4 hrs

agree  Tony M
5 hrs

agree  Mara Ballarini
6 hrs

agree  Mark Nathan
7 hrs

agree  Suzan Hamer
8 hrs

agree  Stanislaw Czech, MCIL
9 hrs

agree  Marcelina Haftka
10 hrs

agree  Noni Gilbert
16 hrs
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