The word ‘fat’ as an adjective can mean overweight or bulky.

  • My dog is on a diet, he’s too fat. (overweight)
  • Look at this fat sandwich my mum made me. (bulky)

Let’s take a look at some common idioms containing the word ‘fat’.

idioms and phrases with adjectives - fat

chew the fat

meaning – have a long relaxed/informal chat
example – The girls have been chewing the fat all afternoon at coffee corner.

adjective idioms (fat) - chew the fat

fat cat

meaning – a rich and powerful person who earns more than they deserve
example – A couple of fat cats want to invest in my business, they believe in my products.

adjective idioms (fat) - fat cat

fat pig

meaning – a fat greedy person
example – My brother is such a fat pig, he ate all my chocolates.

adjective idioms (fat) - fat pig

It’s not over until the fat lady sings

meaning – nothing is certain until the conclusion; the situation may change
example – We aren’t divorced yet. There’s still a chance, it isn’t over until the fat lady sings.

adjective idioms (fat) - It’s not over until the fat lady sings