spare-tyre

spare-tyre
Noun. A roll of fat around one's midrift. 1920s Informal

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • spare tyre — spare tyres (in AM, use spare tire) 1) N COUNT A spare tyre is a wheel with a tyre on it that you keep in your car in case you get a flat tyre and need to replace one of your wheels. 2) N COUNT If you describe someone as having a spare tyre, you… …   English dictionary

  • spare tyre — BrE spare tire AmE n 1.) an additional wheel with a tyre on it, that you keep in a car to use if another tyre gets damaged 2.) the fat around someone s waist used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spare tyre — noun 1. An extra tyre for a motor vehicle, carried in case of a puncture 2. A roll of fat around the midriff (informal) • • • Main Entry: ↑spare …   Useful english dictionary

  • spare tyre — ► NOUN 1) an extra tyre carried in a motor vehicle for use in case of puncture. 2) informal a roll of fat round a person s waist …   English terms dictionary

  • spare tyre — the British spelling of spare tire …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spare tyre — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms spare tyre : singular spare tyre plural spare tyres 1) an extra wheel with a tyre on it that you keep in your car to use if a tyre gets damaged 2) humorous extra fat around your waist …   English dictionary

  • spare tyre —    If a person has a spare tyre, they have a roll of flesh around the waist.     I d better go on a diet I m getting a spare tyre! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • spare tyre —    obesity at the waistline    Usually of a male, from the roll of fat overhanging his belt:     I longed to melt away that spare tyre before it was too late. (Matthew, 1983)    In America, sometimes as rubber tire …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • spare tyre well — noun A depression in the boot of a motor car where the spare tyre is stowed …   Wiktionary

  • spare tyre — BrE spare tire AmE noun (C) 1 an additional wheel with a tyre on it, that you keep in a car for use if another tyre gets damaged 2 humorous a large ring of fat around someone s waist …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spare tyre — noun a) An extra tyre carried in case one of the vehicles tyres is damaged or deflated. b) A large stomach and rolls of fat around the waist …   Wiktionary

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