broad in the beam
Having broad hips or large buttocks. For example, I've grown too broad in the beam for these slacks. This expression originated in the 17th century and described the wideness of a ship. It began to be used for the human body only in the 1920s.
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In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.
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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
His strong legs and his broad, spade-like feet helped to make him a fine swimmer.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
This gave the house a very cheerful appearance, as if it were constantly on a broad grin.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
And now I am going on to a review of the broad facts of the educational organization of our present world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The embankment or road-bed was commenced by gigantic piling, and is very broad and substantial.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley