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Asked in Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
How many Chins are in a Chinese phonebook?
Certainly it depends on particular phone-book and since Chin or Qin is a relatively popular Chinese surname, there are sure to be many. The point of the expression "He has more chins than and Chinese phone-book" is to imply that the person is very fat. (I.e. He he has a lot of chins, an indicator of being overweight.) It has very little to do with the contents of actual phone-books. ...