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
References in classic literature ?
I learned that in a short hour or two he could master my strong head, my broad shoulders and deep chest, put me on my back, and with a devil's grip on my throat proceed to choke the life out of me.
And do you know, when these politicians swing wide the doors and come in, with their broad shoulders, their deep chests, and their generous stomachs which cannot help making them optimists and masters of life, why, you perk right up.
As the arras fell behind the departing King, De Montfort shrugged his broad shoulders, and turning, left the apartment by another door.
Then starting from a short distance behind them I ran swiftly up from one tier to the next, and with a final bound from the broad shoulders of the highest I clutched the top of the great wall and quietly drew myself to its broad expanse.
The sun glanced from the tips of their metal-shod spears, picked out the gorgeous colors in the feathers of their war bonnets, and reflected the high-lights from the glossy skins of their broad shoulders and high cheek bones.
And packing his wounded kinsman upon his own broad shoulders, he soon brought him within the shelter of the forest.
Tarzan put a broad shoulder beneath the bole of the tree, and as he did so his bare leg pressed against the cat's silken side, so close was the man to the great beast.
The No voters wanted the broad shoulders of the UK to spread the burden - that's what's happening.
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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.