One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1informal (of a man) having large genitals.
- ‘Visit the site for an assessment of the ‘lengths manufacturers go to to convince us that their underwear will make us look well hung.’
- ‘She noted that when she sees a beautiful women walking around with an average looking guy on her arm she automatically thinks one of three things: he is either really rich or (as she put it) he is well-hung.’
- ‘They also find out that their co-workers are well hung.’
- ‘This legendarily well-hung South Shore resident had been working as a truck driver before complications with his lower back knocked him out of the transportation industry for good in the late 1980s.’
- ‘Will I become rich and famous, to go along with fabulously handsome and extraordinarily well-hung?’
- ‘They want men who are the complete package - good looks, brainy but not too brainy or boring, funny, well off and well hung!’
- ‘This does not mean that the converse is necessarily true though, that guys who are well hung speak quietly.’
2(of meat or game) hung until sufficiently dry, tender, or high before cooking.
- ‘It's just big, well-hung chunks of Aberdeen Angus with chips.’
- ‘Many prefer their grouse ‘high’ but I think this spoils the delicate flavour, and those who have been put off by their first taste of grouse have invariably been served very well-hung birds.’
- ‘The food heroes will focus on favourites such as turkeys, geese, well-hung beef, cheeses, wine, smoked salmon, pickles and chutneys.’
- ‘‘The secret is that you need to start with extremely good beef, well hung and that you can trace so you know what you are buying - not something anonymously packaged,’ she said.’
- ‘Darker, purpley-red meat that has a firm texture and creamy fat is a sign that it has been well hung.’
- ‘If not well-hung the meat will be soft and flavourless.’
- ‘Perhaps this lack of properly butchered and well-hung meat has a lot to do with falling meat sales across the country.’
- ‘Father's venison, which came with a Dijon crust, beetroot, shallots and bacon, was medium rare, well hung and tasted delicious.’
- ‘Overall, though, Wishart advises that the best-quality meat will have been well hung.’
- ‘And for the perfect roast beef Brian has these tips: ‘Buy a quality piece of meat, with fat in it, that has been well-hung.’’
- ‘We'd spent about as much as you could on a turkey, opting for a free range, organic, slow-grown bird, corn-fed by West Country wenches and subsequently (rather than consequently) well-hung, with its guts in, for an extra gamey flavour.’
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