be not for the faint-hearted

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be not for the faint-hearted

To be unsuitable for those who are easily stressed or frightened. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. That horror movie is definitely not for the faint-hearted. I don't scare easily, and I screamed the whole time! Working in an operating room is not for the faint-hearted.
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If Italy's 2-0 triumph over Germany in the semi-final was an epic one, Sunday's encounter against France, according to Del Piero, will not be for the faint-hearted.