pump iron


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pump iron

To lift weights at a gym to improve one's body shape or increase one's muscle mass. My brother-in-law is obsessed with pumping iron and getting huge biceps.
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pump (some) iron

Sl. to lift weights for exercise. Andy went down to the gym to pump some iron. Mary's hobbies are pumping iron and running.
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pump iron

Lift weights, as in She's started pumping iron three times a week. This idiom was born with the late-20th-century stress on physical fitness. [Second half of 1900s]
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pump iron

If someone pumps iron, they lift heavy weights for exercise. Unlike Richard, I hadn't spent hours pumping iron and running on the treadmill.
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pump iron

exercise with weights. informal
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pump ˈiron

(informal) do exercises in which you lift heavy weights in order to strengthen your muscles: I should take more exercise, but I’m not interested in pumping iron at the local gym three evenings a week.
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pump iron

verb
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pump iron

Sports
To lift weights.
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Not only can Bitetti pump iron, he can also pump up the volume, with a tenor voice as developed and powerful as his pecs.
My wife went to the weight room to pump iron, while I took a men's stretch class.
And while they pump iron, Steve expects Kelly, 26, to stay at home in Norwich, cleaning and looking after his kids.
I could go to a gym and pump iron if it was only physical.
FIT: Fatties are reluctant to pump iron like Nell McAndrew
Last year, the gorgeous brunette confessed she never did any exercise, adding: "I don't have the competitive spirit to sit in front of a mirror and pump iron.