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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.
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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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