I don't understand the bold part. Could you help this? The background is morgue.

Dr. Dick Miller: Internal bleeding from impact. Fatal sternal fracture, eight broken ribs, guy’s heart’s gotta look like a whoopee cushion. Whoa. This dude really axed into the fat shack. Dusted. Fubar. Wipe out.

  • There is nothing complicated or subtle about this sentence. Have you tried looking up the words in a dictionary? It is informal and slangy but straight-forward. Commented May 2, 2016 at 14:57
  • The heart might be so damaged that it looks like a blown out whoopee cushion.
    – NVZ
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 15:35
  • @nvz a whoopee cushion is not a crushed cushion. Commented May 2, 2016 at 15:38
  • @Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 I'm aware, but thanks. :)
    – NVZ
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 15:40
  • @nvz: can you please tell me why OPs talk about bold and no bold text shows in questions. I tried looking this up on this site and cannot find anything.
    – Lambie
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 16:06

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A "whoopee cushion" is a novelty toy that produces a farting sound when the victim sits on it. It is a flat rubber sack when not inflated. The doctor is here comparing the deceased's heart to a flattened whoopee cushion.

"Dusted" is from "done and dusted" meaning fully completed. "Fubar" is an acronym meaning "f*'d up beyond all recognition." "Wipeout" is a surfing term meaning to be swept off the board by a wave. Put together, these three slang terms imply a catastrophic and terminal accident.

"Axed into the fat shack" is a bit more difficult. It's not an idiom I know or could locate. In context, it might be a reference to the mangled condition of the deceased's corpse (potentially exposing some of his body fat).


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