Posted by Brian from Shawnee on February 10, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Fat and happy posted by ESC on February 10, 2005
: : I have been searching for the origin or meaning of the phrase fat and happy. I cannot find anything. Does anyone have an idea of where I can find this info?
: I heard it in the 1970s. And it meant unaware of some pending problem. "Here I sat fat and happy while my partner was draining my bank account."
A related phrase is "fat, dumb, and happy". I don't think the extra "dumb" changes the meaning much if at all. That's the one I'm familiar with.