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A steak with lots of fat
Fat in software features is
unnecessary functionality.
Someone may have once thought that a software feature was required.
Upon reflection, a community may discover that the feature or part of it isn't needed at all, or at least not now.
Many a software feature is a nice to have, not a need to have.
In fact, one of the most quoted studies in the history of software, a Standish Group Report from 2002, reveals that 45% of features in shipping software go totally unused (while a comforting 19% of features are only rarely used.)
Remove fat to do less work and go faster.
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