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intestinal fortitude

Strong courage, conviction, or determination; gumption; guts. Not everyone has the intestinal fortitude necessary to survive in the world of politics.

intestinal fortitude

courage.
The expression was coined around 1915 by Dr John W. Wilce of Ohio State University, USA , as a deliberately euphemistic avoidance of the word guts .
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