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more than flesh and blood can bear

More unpleasant, painful, or offensive to the senses than one is able to tolerate. Sometimes used humorously or ironically. The mental and physical torture from insomnia is more than flesh and blood can bear. These reality TV shows are more cringeworthy than flesh and blood can bear.
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more than flesh and blood can endure

More unpleasant, painful, or offensive to the senses than one is able to tolerate. Sometimes used humorously or ironically. The mental and physical torture from insomnia is more than flesh and blood can endure. These reality TV shows are more cringeworthy than flesh and blood can endure.
See also: and, blood, can, endure, flesh, more

more than flesh and blood can stand

More unpleasant, painful, or offensive to the senses than one is able to tolerate. Sometimes used humorously or ironically. The mental and physical torture from insomnia is more than flesh and blood can stand. These reality TV shows are more cringeworthy than flesh and blood can stand.
See also: and, blood, can, flesh, more, stand

He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens.

Prov. You must be willing to endure unpleasant, irritating things in order to get what you want. Sue: I'm tired of working after school. All the customers at the store are so rude. Mother: But you wanted money to buy a car. He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens, dear.
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What can't be cured must be endured.

Prov. If you cannot do anything about a problem, you will have to live with it. Alan: No matter what I do, I can't make the dog stop barking in the middle of the night. Jane: What can't be cured must be endured, then, I guess.
See also: cure, endure, must, what

more than flesh and blood can ˈstand, enˈdure, etc.

too painful or unpleasant to tolerate: Sometimes the pain is so bad that it is more than flesh and blood can stand.
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Over the next 13 years, the heart attack rate among people who had previously experienced major depression was more than four times that of volunteers who had no history of mood disorders; individuals who had endured the milder forms of depression before the study had twice the heart attack rate of never-depressed folks.
All had endured torture and brutality, and they say there isn't a bone in their bodies that does not still feel it today.
To talk with people who have endured a similar experience and look at scripture as a source of relief.
The film, directed by Joseph Sargent (``The Taking of Pelham One Two Three'') and written by Richard Wesley and Robert Johnson, strives to meld biopic conventions with a polemic on the shabby treatment artists of color endured from Hollywood.
The four finalists then endured an eight-month evaluation and interview process designed by one of the nation's leading private equity groups, including multiple rounds of interviews, background checks and scenario planning with senior management.
Some of the bunkers and an observation post are in surprisingly good shape, considering the air and naval bombardment they endured.
The award is a well deserved tribute to the employees of NewMarket that have not only endured a tough technology market but went the extra distance to excel.
One other note: ``Butch'' - like ``Casablanca'' - endured even with a silly song in it.
My sister Christina and I would like to thank the jury for its verdict," said Sidney Wu, "as it gives us some closure in the four-year-long nightmare that we've endured because Singapore Airlines didn't do the honorable thing by our family.
Nothing is wasted,'' he said of the long interview process he had endured with the first company.
A grievous insult to those who endured the indignities of the real days-long battle.
Dozens of die-hard air show buffs endured 104-degree heat Thursday to camp on Van Nuys Airport's perimeter for first glimpses of military and vintage aircraft flying in for the annual expo to be held Saturday and Sunday.
And a formal state visit by the leader of a major European power was a heady antidote to the many humiliations that the Palestinian leaders and legislators have endured at Israel's hands since the inception of their autonomy.