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!
See also: broad, have, shoulder

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