One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fat person.
- ‘Whether or not the Michelin man enjoyed his meal as much as Simon's devoted clientele, remains to be seen.’
- ‘Then I found a job back at the varsity I studied in, and sadly bumped into him (he is rather huge now, Mr Michelin man) at the varsity dining areas.’
- ‘Yes, the big splooshy brown mass of racially diverse Michelin man thanks to my huge jacket, scares her much.’
- ‘Arriving unannounced and supposedly anonymously at a top restaurant, its car park packed with luxury limousines, the solitary Michelin man would be spotted before he had even sat down.’
1990s: from the name of a cartoon character with a body and limbs made up of pneumatic tyres.
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