a strong stomach

an ability to see or do unpleasant things without feeling sick or squeamish.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • strong stomach — strong nerves/stomach/ phrase the ability to deal with difficult or unpleasant situations You’ll need strong nerves to deal with the prosecuting lawyer. Hospital casualty personnel must have strong stomachs. Thesaurus: determination and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a strong stomach — Resistance to nausea • • • Main Entry: ↑strong * * * an ability to see or do unpleasant things without feeling sick or squeamish * * * a strong stomach see ↑stomach, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑strong …   Useful english dictionary

  • a strong stomach — ► a strong stomach an ability to see or do unpleasant things without feeling sick or squeamish. Main Entry: ↑stomach …   English terms dictionary

  • (a) strong stomach — the ability not to be upset by unpleasant things. You have to have a strong stomach to invest in the stock market these days …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a strong stomach — phrase to be able to do or eat unpleasant things without feeling ill You need to have a strong stomach to be an ambulance driver. Thesaurus: feeling sick and vomitinghyponym general words for illnesses, diseases and medical conditionssynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a strong stomach — to be able to do or eat unpleasant things without feeling ill You need to have a strong stomach to be an ambulance driver …   English dictionary

  • stomach — ► NOUN 1) the internal organ in which the first part of digestion occurs. 2) the abdominal area of the body; the belly. 3) an appetite or desire for something: they had no stomach for a fight. ► VERB 1) consume (food or drink) without feeling or… …   English terms dictionary

  • strong — [strôŋ] adj. [ME < OE strang, akin to ON strangr, strong, severe, Ger streng, severe < IE base * strenk , *streng , tense, taut > STRING, Gr strangos, twisted, L stringere, to draw taut] 1. a) physically powerful; having great muscular… …   English World dictionary

  • stomach — stom|ach1 [ stʌmək ] noun count ** the soft part at the front of your body between your chest and your legs: A horse had kicked her in the stomach. My stomach is getting fat. a. the organ inside this part of your body where food goes when you… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stomach — noun 1 part of the body where food is digested ADJECTIVE ▪ empty, full ▪ You shouldn t drink wine on an empty stomach (= without eating food). ▪ dodgy (BrE, informal), queasy, upset …   Collocations dictionary

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