broad shoulders

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broad shoulders

The ability and/or willingness to accept multiple demands and responsibilities. You've got some broad shoulders, kid—I'm so impressed with how you're balancing schoolwork with being captain of the football team and student council president!
See also: broad, shoulder

broad shoulders

If someone has broad shoulders, they are able to take a lot of responsibility and they are not easily upset by criticism. He insisted that he had broad shoulders and was willing to carry on.
See also: broad, shoulder