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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.
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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.
So strong stomachs will be needed for today's match, which they simply cannot afford to lose.
IT was good to read that Rio and Roy met face-to-face yesterday because it demonstrated one thing - both men have strong stomachs.
The Castle Dungeon is also open for business, inviting those with strong stomachs to travel back to the time of the plague and meet some of Warwick's most horrifying characters.
For those with morbid curiosities and strong stomachs, a study of the psychopathology of New Labour could be one way of attempting to make sense of what is happening in this country today.
Fans needed strong stomachs to watch the evening's bouts which combine boxing, kicking, grappling and wrestling.
Those with strong stomachs can watch an actual hip replacement surgery on video.
Recommend this to readers with strong stomachs who enjoy serial killer or horror novels.
For those with strong stomachs, this ``Sin City'' is definitely worth checking out.
Berwick's former travel club convener George Thompson, 33, admitted the fans would need strong stomachs.
It is the first time this event has been held and volunteers will need nerves of steel and strong stomachs to meet the challenge of the 98-year-old bridge.
It's a gruesome attraction suitable only for those with nerves of steel, strong stomachs and a good sense of humour
Those with strong stomachs and strong minds may have switched straight over to see Ms Cameron enjoying the spotlight once more in BBC3's after-sacking show, hosted with great humour by Adrian Chiles (he supports West Brom, so he has to like a laugh).
Seeing the film didn't change anything for him, he said, adding that he thought it would appeal mainly to believers, ``and only those with strong stomachs,'' because of the violence.