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Definition of fat tax in English:

noun

informal
A proposed tax on foods or drinks judged to be unhealthy and whose consumption is believed to be linked to rising obesity levels: critics say a fat tax would hit the poor hardest because they spend 30 per cent of their income on food
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  • But it would be a mistake to drop his "fat tax" on soda liquid candy, as health advocates call it.
  • But opponents are calling it a fat tax.
  • It is expected to pour cold water on Downing Street plans to subsidise gym membership and impose a 'fat tax' on unhealthy foods.

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