brains and brawn

brains and brawn

Mental acuity or intelligence and great power or physical strength, considered together. Our star football player got into an Ivy League school because he has brains and brawn.
See also: and, brain, brawn

brains and/versus brawn

intelligence and/compared with physical strength: In this job you need both brains and brawn.
See also: and, brain, brawn, versus
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PRINCE William enjoyed Brains and brawn at work yesterday.
Yet Cisse, who captained the 2002 Senegal team that reached the quarter-finals of the World Cupin their only previous appearance, did not agree that the battle would just be between brains and brawn.
FirstBuild has beauty, brains and brawn, said Taylor Dawson, GE Appliances product manager who signed on with FirstBuild.
IT will be a battle of brains and brawn on Monday as Cardiff and Swansea Universities go head to head in Welsh Varsity boxing.
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London, August 5 (ANI): An unusual pastime that is drawing attention from around the world is chess-boxing, which sees competitors face off in the ultimate clash of brains and brawn.
"I wanted to shoot it with brains and brawn, not modern technology." - Actor Sylvester Stallone on his latest action move, The Expendables.
Lawyers from leading Newcastle law firm Ward Hadaway are building up their brains and brawn to be in peak condition for a Krypton Factor-style challenge being held this weekend.
The brains and brawn that should have built our state was not there when the country needed it.
Microprocessor controller on new PT Tech HPTO clutch line designed to provide longer service life in applications with high inertia loads; "brains and brawn"
Brains and brawn are required to make a champion jockey and McCoy demonstrated both as he rode Galant Moss, Dictamn and Dark Stranger to victory for Pipe, who on Saturday attempts a four-piece assault on the Martell National, which he won in 1994 with Miinnehoma.
Three times down-at-heel cop John McClane strips to his vest to tackle baddies using brains and brawn - but mostly brawn.