beached whale syndrome

beached whale syndrome2016-12-09T11:07:11+00:00

beached whale syndrome 

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beached whale


A popular term for a “syndrome” in which a person who is fat and/or lazy has decided that an assigned task or responsibility is too onerous and/or difficult, and responds by lying about, beached whale like, complaining, and moaning. 

While this is not a medical syndrome per se, it fills a lexical void not filled by couch potato syndrome. The clinician who identifies the condition in a particular patient is best advised to avoid scribbling the phrase on the whale’s chart. 


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