One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A state of sleep or extreme lethargy induced by the consumption of a large amount of food.‘I fell into a post-dinner food coma’
- ‘Come here, order a triple decker, and feel the food coma set in.’
- ‘Others lounge around in their living rooms in a food coma, amid piles of crumpled wrapping paper.’
- ‘Once my food coma finally wore off, I headed to the races.’
- ‘Their pizza is more doughy than cheesy, so although we did feel like fat kids afterwards we weren't in a food coma.’
- ‘I couldn't resist a double espresso for dessert, which was necessary to ward off a food coma at work.’
- ‘I slowly slid down into my seat and settled in for an enjoyable food coma.’
- ‘Afterwards, I sat in a food coma for some time waiting for the Superbowl festivities to begin.’
- ‘I was thorougly delighted with the meal and promptly entered into a food coma from its deliciousness!’
- ‘And the portion is perfect, not enough to weigh you down with food coma.’
- ‘They serve an incredibly large Italian beef sandwich that will put you into quite the food coma.’
- ‘You can't go wrong with the Mexicana platter - it will have you in a food coma asap.’
- ‘Even though my friend and I were in a complete food coma, we rounded out the dinner with chocolate cake and raspberry sauce.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.