pump iron


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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

to use special equipment to strengthen your muscles The ads show people of all ages pumping iron.
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pump iron

  (informal)
to lift heavy objects for exercise in order to increase your strength or to improve your appearance These days, both men and women pump iron for fitness.
See prime the pump
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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

verb
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pump iron

Sports
To lift weights.
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