strong stomach

strong stomach

1. The ability to eat foods that others may find unusual, unpalatable, or too spicy without experiencing any ill effects like nausea or upset stomach. My husband has such a strong stomach that he can eat a ghost pepper and feel perfectly fine afterward. You must have a strong stomach if you're eating pickles with peanut butter!
2. The ability to experience or witness something unpleasant without becoming upset, nauseous, or squeamish. That horror movie you're going to see is pretty gory. I hope you have a strong stomach! I don't have a strong stomach, so I could never be a surgeon.
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a strong stomach

an ability to see or do unpleasant things without feeling sick or squeamish.
See also: stomach, strong
References in classic literature ?
One with a strong stomach and a hard head may be able to tolerate much of the unconscious and undeliberate cruelty and torture of the world that is perpetrated in hot blood and stupidity.
Possessed myself of a strong stomach and a hard head, inured to hardship, cruelty, and brutality, nevertheless I found, as I came to manhood, that I unconsciously protected myself from the hurt of the trained-animal turn by getting up and leaving the theatre whenever such turns came on the stage.
It can lead to addiction, as you have an improved sense of taste and a strong stomach.
If you have a strong stomach it is all there to see in Wikipedia.
Mother-to-be, who was addressed in reports as Zhang, experienced strong stomach pain shortly after entering her third trimester.
BRIMSTONE (18) HHH HH THERE'S a powerful operatic air to this brutal Western and you may need a strong stomach to digest the gut-wrenching action.
PUNK rockers take on neo-Nazis in a gruesome and gleefully funny horror film that you will need a strong stomach for.
They will also need to have a strong stomach for violence and gore to wade through this bloodbath of a book.
LONDON -- It takes a strong stomach to be a fan of ''Game of Thrones,'' a blood-soaked saga set in a brutal fantasy kingdom.
A relative of the deceased said, "The victim began suffering strong stomach aches and vomiting after drinking the poisonous alcohol.
I know people are talking a lot of mess about her, but I just hope she has a strong stomach," he stated.
Robbie needs to have a strong stomach for a breakfast of leaves and nettles before dropping in at the oldest sweet shop in England to sample their more traditional confectionary.
According to the statement given by the baby's father to police, the boy had felt strong stomach pains earlier in the week and his mother took him to a private paediatrician in Limassol.