be (as) strong as an ox

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be (as) strong as an ox

To have great physical strength. (Oxen were traditionally used as work animals.) You should get Bert to help you move all this furniture—he's as strong as an ox. If you go to the gym every day, you too will be strong as an ox.
See also: ox, strong
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But he's also a determined, hard-working young man who is strong as an ox and has a Texas-size smile -- with personality and heart to boot.