hollow leg

Hollow leg
Someone who has a hollow leg eats what seems to be more than his stomach can hold.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • hollow leg — noun /ˌhɒl.əʊ ˈlɛɡ,ˌhɑ.loʊ ˈlɛɡ/ a) Capacity to eat large quantities. When I was young and growing a lot, and Mama couldnt feed me enough, she used to say I had a hollow leg. b) Ability or tendency to drink large quantities of alcohol. Fannie… …   Wiktionary

  • hollow leg — See a hollow leg …   English idioms

  • hollow leg — an ability or inclination to drink large quantities of alcoholic beverages, esp. without evident drunkenness. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hollow leg's — someone who will not stop eating …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • hollow leg's — Australian Slang someone who will not stop eating …   English dialects glossary

  • hollow leg — noun slang : an unusual capacity for alcoholic drinks * * * an ability or inclination to drink large quantities of alcoholic beverages, esp. without evident drunkenness …   Useful english dictionary

  • a hollow leg — space for a lot of drink, room for a lot of beer    Parl drank six bottles of beer. He must have a hollow leg! …   English idioms

  • hollow legs —    the ability to drink a lot of beer, wine, or spirits    The volume has to be stored somewhere, it seems. Sometimes in the singular:     Born with hollow legs! I watched with fascination while the gold liquid disappeared like beer. (D. Francis …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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