have more chins than a Chinese phone book

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To be exceedingly fat, especially under the chin (as in a "double chin").

Etymology:

  • A pun on the word chin and the common Chinese surname Chin. The phrase was likely popularized by the American comic Joan Rivers.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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