adjective, fat·ter, fat·test.
verb (used with or without object), fat·ted, fat·ting.
- an irrevocable action or chain of events has been started; the die is cast: Now that they have been given an ultimatum, the fat is in the fire.
- the decision, whether good or bad, has been made.
- the crisis is imminent.
Origin of fat
SYNONYMS FOR fat
Can be confusedfat phat
Examples from the Web for fatter
This is, after all, exactly what obese people tell us—the more they diet, the fatter they get.
Pandora, for her part, muses, “Fat itself was depressing, which made him fatter.”Weighty Matters: The Rise of Obesity in American Fiction|Sarah Stodola|June 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The fatter we get, the more we need to eat, and the less energy we will expend.
But as she ate, her avatar slowly got fatter—retraining her brain's understanding of the effects of her habits.
So why on earth would Mike decide to go back to being the slower, fatter, grumpier version of himself?
That you were going away, dear, and that the sooner I gave up thinking about you the fatter I should be.Aladdin of London|Sir Max Pemberton
Assume a virtue if you have it not and you who are short and fat, don't grow any shorter and fatter.Back at School with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
Ruth wondered as she looked gravely at it whether it would soon be fatter if she fed it every day.The Kitchen Cat and Other Stories|Amy Walton
Always they smoke cigars, those strange, blunt cigars that are fatter at one end than at the other.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
The spark grew larger and "fatter," as the boatmen say, with each addition of a cell.The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses|John F. Woodhull
British Dictionary definitions for fatter
- to argue over a point
- to talk idly; gossip
adjective fatter or fattest
verb fats, fatting or fatted
Word Origin for fat
Medicine definitions for fatter
Related formsfat adj.
Science definitions for fatter
Idioms and Phrases with fatter
In addition to the idioms beginning with fat
- fat cat
- fat chance
- fat city
- fate worse than death, a
- fat farm
- fat is in the fire, the
- fat lot
- fat of the land, the
- chew the fat
- kill the fatted calf