intestinal fortitude


Definition of intestinal fortitude

Examples of intestinal fortitude in a Sentence

the one person who had the intestinal fortitude to stand up and denounce the injustice of it all you'll need considerable intestinal fortitude to take a job at that company, but the work experience will be worth it
Recent Examples on the Web To a certain — albeit unquantifiable — extent, the perception that the Fed will have the intestinal fortitude to inflict pain on the economy in pursuit of its mandate is as important as the reality. Martha C. White, CNN, 26 Aug. 2022 Faced with the prospect of going home and missing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play in the Little League Intermediate World Series, the team showed tremendous resolve and intestinal fortitude. Emmett Hall, Sun Sentinel, 28 July 2022 Watching Ric Flair do business in the squared circle is worth the price of admission, subscription, one-time pay-per-view fee, or any other means of watching athletic displays of intestinal fortitude. Matt Caputo, SPIN, 1 Apr. 2022 It’s that cause that gives you that intestinal fortitude to prevail. Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2021 Batch 2, the latest release from under-the-radar Speyside producer The BenRiach, is a single malt Scotch whisky that will test the intestinal fortitude of the heartiest hooch drinkers. Dan Dunn, Robb Report, 12 Jan. 2021 Broadcasters John McEnroe and Piers Morgan raised the question of her intestinal fortitude. Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2021 Grenier, then, demonstrating real intestinal fortitude, proposed helping Osmani overthrow Mullah Omar if Osmani would publicly break with al Qaeda and turn bin Laden over. CBS News, 22 Sep. 2021 Others don’t have the intestinal fortitude to hold on for all of eternity. Ben Carlson, Fortune, 29 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of intestinal fortitude

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for intestinal fortitude

euphemism for guts

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4 Sep 2022

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“Intestinal fortitude.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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