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    Default run to fat = get fat

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I’m right with the usage of the phrase “run to fat” in the following sentences.

    Thank God I shall never run to fat.
    She exclaimed happily that she would never run to fat.

    run to fat = become fat; get fat; have a tendency to corpulence

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Default Re: run to fat = get fat

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I’m right with the usage of the phrase “run to fat” in the following sentences.

    Thank God I shall never run to fat.
    She exclaimed happily that she would never run to fat.

    run to fat = become fat; get fat; have a tendency to corpulence

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

    Sounds good to me!

    buggles (not a a teacher)

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    Default Re: run to fat = get fat

    Vil:

    Never used as such in the U.S. ...."get fat" would be used.

    Bill McD

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    Default Re: run to fat = get fat

    or -
    be fat

    or -

    become fat.

    Is "run to fat" a slang phrase? Where did you hear it/

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    Exclamation Re: run to fat = get fat

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I’m right with the usage of the phrase “run to fat” in the following sentences.

    Thank God I shall never run to fat.
    She exclaimed happily that she would never run to fat.

    run to fat = become fat; get fat; have a tendency to corpulence

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    In India run to is used in its literal meaning as well as idiomatically (meaning; amount to, in the sense of "extend" but not “add” ) As:
    This bus runs to the city centre. (literal)
    The total will run to thousands of dollars. (Idiomatic)

    The common expression for increasing or loosing fat are:
    To become/reduce fat, To add/loose fat

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    Default Re: run to fat = get fat

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    or -
    be fat

    or -

    become fat.

    Is "run to fat" a slang phrase? Where did you hear it/
    Hi susiedqq,

    Here is an article where I have found the phrase in question even before beginning to read it, namely in it's title "Sedentary nation will run to fat":


    Sedentary nation will run to fat - National - theage.com.au

    Regards,

    V.

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    Default Re: run to fat = get fat

    In the UK, it's used to suggest getting fat through inaction and is not an uncommon phrase.

    "She's a nice looking girl, but the women in that family tend to run to fat.

    i.e. They tend to get fatter as they get older.

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