out of shape

see under in condition; also, bent out of shape.

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Contemporary Examples of out of shape

  • Middle-aged, out-of-shape Putin sat idle and silent as his dreams and hopes for the future were destroyed.

  • Stasi added it's a "boon for the out-of-shape and perhaps a giant economic loss for high-end gyms, particularly in Brooklyn."

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    Enough About Lena Dunham's Ass!

    Rachel Krantz

    January 15, 2013

  • Feeling ugly, old, ill, and out-of-shape “is a humiliating place for them, and it correlates intensely with self-esteem.”

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    Hef’s Sexless Engagement

    Anneli Rufus

    July 28, 2011

  • Is there anything more unnerving than an out-of-shape male sporting swimwear with an agenda?

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    Ban the Speedo!

    Sean Macaulay

    October 5, 2009