intestinal fortitude


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intestinal fortitude

Strong courage, conviction, or determination; gumption; guts. Not everyone has the intestinal fortitude necessary to survive in the world of politics.
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They have the intestinal fortitude that gives you a sense they are fearless.
The talented 17th seed will be hoping for greater intestinal fortitude when he takes on inspiring veteran Tommy Haas in round three.
Despite the uncertain geopolitical situation, the play is ripe for consolidation, particularly for larger companies that wish to take advantage of the potential of this huge play and have the financial resources and intestinal fortitude to stomach the significant risks.
Despite the uncertain geopolitical situation, the play is ripe for consolidation, particularly for larger companies who wish to take advantage of the potential of this huge play and who have the financial resources and intestinal fortitude to stomach the significant risks.
However, no government so far has had the intestinal fortitude to face down the Supreme Court and take one of these actions.
You have more intestinal fortitude (politically correct words for "guts") than I have; passing on unpleasant news is sometimes harder to do than receiving it.
If this sounds like an attractive prospect, then you have my undying admiration, best wishes and obviously the intestinal fortitude of a billy goat.
Whether he has the intestinal fortitude to win a Champion Hurdle remains to be seen, but he has more than enough focus to land this.
Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission though I be the lone survivor.
should have informed the Vatican that such a study is not only unnecessary, but an insult, will now have the intestinal fortitude to refuse to give any financial aid to the project.
But the then-26-year-old summoned up the intestinal fortitude to approach senior partner Bob Ervin, a former Florida Bar president, about reprising his energetic role.
They lack the most critically important feature in democratic politics - what Churchill called intestinal fortitude - guts.
Former party leader Neil Kinnock said: "The so-called rebels are very few in number, not substantial and they lack the most critically important feature in democratic politics - what Churchill called intestinal fortitude - guts.
Give them extra credit for showing the intestinal fortitude to wait out agent Scott Boras' artistic process for four months.