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flat chest

a chest in which the anteroposterior diameter is shorter than the average.

flat chest

(flat chest)
A thorax in which the anteroposterior diameter is shorter than the average.

flat chest

A deformity of the chest in which the anteroposterior diameter is short, the thorax long and flat, and the ribs oblique. The scapula is prominent; the spaces above and below the clavicles are depressed. The angle formed by divergence of the costal margins from the sternum is very acute.
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"I've been flat chested all my life and unfortunately I've passed the genes down.
With flat chest, the rib cage is angled sharply about two-thirds of the way along causing the lower part of the chest to be flattened.
I hated what I looked like - I had a flat chest and skinny legs - and I always worried about upsetting people by saying 'no'.
But the last word goes to another of the innocents, 24-year-old songwriter Mark, who says of women: "A no-no would be mingin' teeth or a flat chest. It would be like kissing a boy, wouldn't it?" I don't know Mark, you tell me!
Saunders cautions: 'Unless you've got a really flat chest you have to be careful wearing stripes on top and as a full outfit in stripes because it can make you look much bigger than you actually are.'
She warns anyone with a big bust against wearing frills down their front and there are a lot of chiffon halter necks that can be worn only with coat-hanger shoulders and a flat chest.
I wanted a flat chest in my teens so clothes would hang on me like they did on the models in magazines.
Use pussy-bow detailing to hide a flat chest and show off shapely shoulders in an asymmetric dress.
Her problem, as she saw it, was her flat chest. She insists there was absolutely nothing there.
Maybe the West should take a leaf out our African cousins' book and start viewing women's beauty as more than a flat chest, sticking out ribs and hips like a ten-year-old school boy.
While I don't consider myself unattractive, my looks might have been letting me down, not to mention my rather flat chest. Now I have money to spare, it has crossed my mind that I could get some cosmetic surgery but my mum says I'm mad.
There was, however, one downside to Lisa's lucky escape - it drew attention to her flat chest.