a strong stomach

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.
See also: stomach, strong

a strong stomach

the ability to watch very unpleasant things without getting upset or feeling ill (often + to do sth) Some of the war scenes are fairly horrific - you need to have a strong stomach to watch them.
See also: stomach, strong
References in classic literature ?
One with a strong stomach and a hard head may be able to tolerate much of the unconscious and undeliberate cruelty and torture of the world that is perpetrated in hot blood and stupidity.
Possessed myself of a strong stomach and a hard head, inured to hardship, cruelty, and brutality, nevertheless I found, as I came to manhood, that I unconsciously protected myself from the hurt of the trained-animal turn by getting up and leaving the theatre whenever such turns came on the stage.