Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


You will be jovial, my dear Martin, and will kill the fatted calf if you please!'

She opens to him 91 her arms, and her heart; she slays the fatted calf.

Opened an account in my name, and fatted it up good and sweet, as a starter.

I know the fatted calf's waiting for me, getting fatter every day.

And the flesh-pots, the fatted calf, and the honey were all offered to us.

Not for me, reverend Mre; you shall kill no fatted calf, real or symbolical, for me!

This was soon accomplished, and the “fatted pig” slaughtered for the feast.

Mr. Bilkins was by no means disposed to kill the fatted calf.

How fatted up with shell after shell of comfort and security!

"I suppose we ought to kill the fatted calf," said Frank sarcastically.