put hair on (one's) chest

put hair on (one's) chest

A humorous phrase said of something very pungent or strong in taste. The idea is that it is so strong that it will "make one a man." These cough drops will put hair on your chest. You'll be cleared up in no time.
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put hair on someone's chest

Fig. to do or take something to invigorate or energize someone, always a male, except in jest. Here, have a drink of this stuff! It'll put hair on your chest. That stuff is powerful. It will really put hair on your chest.
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put hair (or hairs) on your chest

(of alcoholic drink) revive your strength. informal
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