have the stomach for

have the stomach for something

 
1. Fig. to be able to tolerate certain foods. Do you have the stomach for Tex-Mex cooking? We just don't have the stomach for onions anymore.
2. Fig. to have the courage or resolution to do something. I don't have the stomach for watching those horror movies. Ken doesn't have the stomach for fighting.
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not have the stomach for something

  also have no stomach for something
to not feel brave or determined enough to do something unpleasant Demoralised and exhausted, the soldiers did not have the stomach for another fight.
See turn your stomach
See also: have, stomach