faint of heart


: lacking the courage to face something difficult or dangerous
usually used in the phrase not for the faint of heart
This is a difficult climb that is not for the faint of heart.

Examples of faint of heart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Building and managing business IT infrastructures has never been an occupation for the faint of heart. Wai Wong, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Of course there is more risk involved here, so this route is not for the faint of heart. Chris Taylor, wsj.com, 25 Oct. 2023 Going off-registry for a wedding gift is not for the faint of heart. Casey Clark, wsj.com, 24 Oct. 2023 While not for newbies (or the faint of heart), this gnarly New Hampshire alpine ravine still represents a rite of passage for those looking to earn their backcountry stripes. Todd Plummer, Travel + Leisure, 12 Oct. 2023 Scaling the highest peaks, diving to the depths of the ocean, taking a flight to space—these trips are not for the faint of heart. Sharael Kolberg, Robb Report, 6 Oct. 2023 Just keep in mind that this attraction is not for the faint of heart: No one under 16 is allowed without a chaperone; however, per the website, it’s highly recommended that those under 12 sit this one out. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 1 Oct. 2023 Flying into the eye of a powerful hurricane is not for the faint of heart. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 14 Sep. 2023 But then again, New York Fashion Week is never for the faint of heart. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Faint of heart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faint%20of%20heart. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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