intestinal fortitude


intestinal fortitude

noun

Definition of INTESTINAL FORTITUDE

Examples of INTESTINAL FORTITUDE

  1. <the one person who had the intestinal fortitude to stand up and denounce the injustice of it all>
  2. <you'll need considerable intestinal fortitude to put up with that corporate diva, but the work experience will be worth it>

Origin of INTESTINAL FORTITUDE

euphemism for guts
First Known Use: circa 1937

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