strong as an ox

(as) strong as an ox

very strong (as) strong as a bull He's one of our best players – strong as an ox, with good speed and great hands.
Etymology: based on the idea that an ox (male cow) is a very strong animal
See also: ox, strong
References in classic literature ?
He'd have done it, too, and Gus knew it, for Marshall is as strong as an ox and Gus is only a midget of a man.
He don't have to be curried, or fed, or watered, an' he's strong as an ox.
I guess he is--he's as strong as an ox, and active as a cat," said the other, determined he should pass.
Consider that the poison was so virulent that even a man who is as strong as an ox and has not a nerve in his body, like Malone here, could hardly get up the stairs before he fell unconscious.
They said he was weak - but he was as strong as an ox.
They said he was weak but he was as strong as an ox.
Merin was as strong as an ox and he enjoyed extremely good health.
He said: "I'm as strong as an ox but I can't get the start right.
One could say I have been blessed with an "easy" body: well-proportioned, long-limbed, flexible, ample turnout, decent feet, and strong as an ox.
Viduka is as strong as an ox and has, as the old saying goes, "a great touch for a big man".
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.
She looked like she was underweight, but she was strong as an ox.