brains versus brawn

brains versus brawn

Mental acuity or intelligence in contrast to great power or physical strength. This isn't a case of brains versus brawn—you need both intelligence and physical strength in a situation like this.
See also: brain, brawn, versus

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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IN THE ETERNAL BATTLE of brains versus brawn, one Arizona seventh-grader recently chalked one up for brains: He discovered a book that helps his chances on the football field.
8220;This web strategy is a brains versus brawn approach because the marketplace winner won't always be the one with the biggest advertising budget,” he said.
It would be nice to think there will be some sort of reward for artistry because it's been brains versus brawn in most games this season so if there's a football God we should get promotion.
It's not girls against boys, brains versus brawn or even gays v straights, which, given the various personality and sexual preferences, might have been expected.
It's brains versus brawn, urban versus rural, wily Jew/homosexual/foreigner/black versus noble but dim echt American.
It would be nice to think there wll be some sort of reward for artistry because it's been brains versus brawn in most games this season so if there's a football God we should get promotion.