One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A residential establishment where overweight people seek improved health by dieting, exercise, and treatment.
- ‘He was sent by his bosses to a fat farm to get back into shape for the service.’
- ‘‘Shipped her to a fat farm this morning,’ he replied, without looking up from the novel he was reading.’
- ‘I showed the ad to my dad and he laughed at me and said, ‘That's a fat farm, you just need to quit eating so much candy!’’
- ‘However, having spent a week gorging myself in an Alpine ski resort, the notion of being preened and prodded at the most expensive health spa, beauty clinic and fat farm in the world is quite enticing.’
fat farm/ˌfat ˈfärm/
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