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过劳肥 guo

derogatory | Very Popular

overwork overweight

Some professions like IT and journalism are said to produce overweight employees because of high work pressure, a volatile schedule and irregular meal times. This expression is coined from 过老死, karoshi, which is Japanese for sudden death from overwork.

Added on Nov 8, 2012 | Last updated on Nov 8, 2012 | 632 Buzzes


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