broad shoulders, have

have broad shoulders

To be able or willing to accept multiple demands and responsibilities. You have 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!
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broad shoulders, have

Be able to accept considerable responsibility, as in With his broad shoulders, he can easily handle both departments. [Second half of 1300s]
See also: broad, have
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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