food coma

[ food-koh-muh ]

nounInformal.
  1. a state of drowsiness or lethargy brought on by eating a heavy meal or food high in carbohydrates: As happens when you eat a giant portion of lasagna and a cheesecake, the food coma smacked me like a commuter train.

Origin of food coma

1
First recorded in 1985–90

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