broad shoulders

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broad shoulders

The ability and/or willingness to accept multiple demands and responsibilities. You've got some broad shoulders, kid—I'm so impressed with how you're balancing schoolwork with being captain of the football team and student council president!
See also: broad, shoulder

broad shoulders

If someone has broad shoulders, they are able to take a lot of responsibility and they are not easily upset by criticism. He insisted that he had broad shoulders and was willing to carry on.
See also: broad, shoulder
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The No voters wanted the broad shoulders of the UK to spread the burden - that's what's happening.
com/story/2016/09/trump-broad-shoulders-mike-pence-228703) broad shoulders.
The trapezoid body type is characterised by broad shoulders and chest with relatively narrow hips and waist.
It's a big concern, I have got to have broad shoulders and everyone in that dressing room has got to have broad shoulders.
He had an athletic build with broad shoulders and was wearing a grey short-sleeved polo shirt and black jeans with a lilaccoloured jumper carried over his shoulder.
Simon Cowell and Ricky Gervais resemble ancient monument Stonehenge for their stocky build, broad shoulders and chunky legs.
I don't mind getting knocked for been a councillor but I've got broad shoulders and an take it.
The attacker is described as about 25, cross-eyed, 5ft 7ins, with broad shoulders and chubby.
Their custom-designed shirts are specifically aimed for men with broad shoulders, a muscular build and a relatively thin waist.
He said: "It's more important than ever that the North Sea oil and gas industry has the backing of the whole of the United Kingdom, it has the deep pockets and the broad shoulders of the UK economy to make sure there are the tax allowances, the solidity, the investment, to make sure we can go on benefiting from this for many years to come.
I promise we will continue to use the UK's broad shoulders to invest in this vital industry.
BROAD SHOULDERS Stuart Broad of England salutes the crowd as he leaves the field after taking six wickets
on various matters @Politicsinbrum: Sir Albert Bore will need very broad shoulders - Wholesale Markets debacle, Central Library saga, budgetary constraints - if Labour win.
THE MAN IN BLACK Have you got broad shoulders and a masochistic streak?
Everyone is walking with broad shoulders thinking they have got opportunities and chances," added Sidwell.