Definition of middle-age spread in English:

middle-age spread

Pronunciation /ˈmɪdl eɪdʒ sprɛd/


  • The fat that may accumulate around the areas of the abdomen and buttocks during one's middle age.

    ‘at 40, you developed something unavoidable called middle-age spread’
    • ‘The correct use of muscles can reshape the body, lift sagging cheeks, melt away double chins, middle-age spread and abdominal bulges, restore elasticity to the skin, iron out creepy necks and eliminate flabbiness.’
    • ‘But getting nicely round - a gentle accumulation of that middle-age spread - that isn't something to be paranoid about, surely?’
    • ‘I don't want to think of her middle-aged, middle-age spread.’
    • ‘The PGA Tour is enriched by guys who have long since given up the battle against middle-age spread, while a seniors circuit thrives on those who have reached a half-ton.’
    • ‘I'm suffering from middle-age spread, what do you suggest?’
    • ‘I've even named my heroine (if I can call a woman with middle-age spread and a face like a walrus that).’
    • ‘I had been doing a lot of jogging and I was feeling supremely fit and proud, at 52, of not getting middle-age spread.’
    • ‘But it fell from favour as a result of being associated with middle-age spread.’
    • ‘Harry had never smoked in his life and there was not a hint of middle-age spread.’
    • ‘When he's not working more than 60 hours a week, Chuck spends at least three nights in the gym trying to work off the encroaching middle-age spread.’
    • ‘Muscles start to lose their firmness, especially the tummy muscles, middle-aged spread becomes rolls of fat and before you know it, the trim lithe figure has gone.’
    • ‘I subconsciously rubbed the first signs of middle-aged spread bulking my midriff.’
    • ‘All clear and sound but that tummy is getting to show distinct signs of middle-aged spread.’
    • ‘Equally, many men in mid-life refuse to conform to the physical stereotype of the beery middle-aged spread, cardigan and carpet slippers, and are happy to play along with the notion that they are only as old as they feel.’
    • ‘Thereafter people generally settle down with their figure until the advent of middle-aged spread, apart from the vagaries which may be associated with pregnancy and its aftermath.’
    • ‘Turns out that Mum's increasing fatness was nothing to do with middle-aged spread as I had thought, but the mewling thing was a baby brother they had made for me.’
    • ‘And it's not just 20 somethings and mums and dads fighting the middle-aged spread who are rushing to sign on the dotted line of membership forms.’
    • ‘I watched our holiday video, and acknowledged that the middle-aged spread and many glints of grey hair really are mine.’
    • ‘Surely that can't be the middle-aged spread because I picked it up about 20 years too soon.’
    • ‘It's a glimmer of hope for men who have struggled against the onset of a middle-aged spread.’
    stomach, abdomen, paunch, middle, midriff, girth