Heathrow injection

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In reference to Heathrow Airport, a major international airport in London.



Heathrow injection (plural Heathrow injections)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) The phenomenon of rapid weight gain experienced by a non-British person upon settling in London, attributed to a busy schedule encouraging the consumption of convenience food.
    • 2001 November 14, Sean Byrne, “who's no.1 - the solution”, in rec.sport.rugby.union, Usenet:
      Obviously the Heathrow injection is a recent phenomenon then? :)
    • 2005 May 31, Shabby, “Roles & Responsibilities in Hippy's absence.”, in aus.bicycle, Usenet:
      Drink after work, catch the tube home and eat curry.
      So what weight are you up to after your Heathrow Injection?
    • 2006, Kevin McCallum. In Search of South Africa's Perfect Woman, Two Dogs, 20062006, →ISBN, page 164:
      For instance, I had a girlfriend who had just come back from England and was still recovering from the Heathrow injection.
    • 2007 May 24, Robert Atkins, “Chock's gig review: Howling Bells at The Metro, Sydney, 11.05.2007”, in alt.music, Usenet:
      [] the last time I'd seen them in Australia I felt an aching need to feed her a sandwich but I saw her on Spicks & Specks the other week and the "Heathrow Injection" has done her good.