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heavy and starchy and hard to digest

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(used pejoratively) out of fashion

excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull

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Tucking into a dinner of sausage, mashed potato, Yorkshire pudding and baked beans, followed by a fresh fruit salad, Coun Harrison said: "I remember school dinners as being very stodgy and they always seemed quite cold.
I feel some people are slightly put out when they find I have ready-made answers to all of these: comfort food doesn't have to be stodgy, exercise doesn't have to be done outside, and getting active could be just what's needed to beat that hibernating instinct.
Even the book's political theme, of sexually liberated rebels building a temporary free zone away from the stodgy world, goes undeveloped, as do its occasional flirtations with class issues.
So Meier's museum had the tricky tasks of fitting onto a long thin site, working round the altar which could not be moved, forming the fourth side of the stodgy square, providing a suitable setting for the altar's majesty and, as far as possible, exposing it to external view.
Today, we cringe at many of the primitive early ventures in the form, like Broadway Melody of 1929, with their stationary cameras and stodgy attempts to emulate live theater.
Livermore scientists, for their part, saw their counterparts at Los Alamos as stodgy and risk-averse.
So much more than a stodgy historical study, Professor Hull offers the reader a truly gripping and comprehensive account of the intelligence war in Ireland and showcases the story of a brilliant, creative, and ultimately successful Irish Military Intelligence in waging a counter-espionage campaign that would overwhelm the German intelligence operations.
Rice pudding and fruit crumble are better for you than stodgy puddings or cake.
Each school generation has playground squabbles, bike shed affairs, stodgy food, cheeky pupils and tyrannical teachers.
Released on DVD last year as La Mort en direct, the film is marked by a Gaelic, philosophical tone set in sharp relief against the stodgy socialist backdrop of Scotland at that time.
WORKERS are being urged to eat healthier food and do more exercise after new research showed office staff were piling on the pounds by tucking into chips and stodgy puddings.
38 percent go for a stodgy western affair, while a similar proportion consumes a classic rice-based Japanese meal.
What Dempsey does offer is an array of literary and visual sources different from those emphasized by the likes of Gombrich and Panofsky, and he marshals that evidence toward an overall interpretation that sets poetry and civic celebrations in the place of stodgy Neoplatonism (which is not even mentioned in this book).
A claims letter filled with stodgy phrases, punctuation errors, vagueness and lengthy paragraphs causes an insured to circle each writing problem and forward the letter to the president of the company.
It makes aircraft landing systems, not tires anymore, but can CEO David Burner remake the stodgy manufacturer's image on Wall Street?