intestinal fortitude


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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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PenFed president and CEO James Scheneck said, "The Simpson Cup showcases the sheer courage and intestinal fortitude of America's Wounded Warriors.
Pell) may not have the intestinal fortitude or the ability to see beyond his own vanity, but it's his ambition that got him there and it will take his humility to get him out of there,"Paul Tatchell, a victim of catholic church sex abuse, told the Royal Commission hearing on Thursday.
You need to have the intestinal fortitude to help your clients make changes and see them to the other side of their challenges.
You have to have exceptional intestinal fortitude, Lass explained, because making this decision can mean flying in face of apparent short-term success and if you choose badly, you will lose your job.
This requires some intestinal fortitude from legislators, especially in primaries where voters will want to know how the state budget ballooned so quickly.
To open up the 1993 statute and re-evaluate the concept of adequacy in the context of the needs of this century will demand considerable will on the part of the people of the commonwealth and considerable intestinal fortitude on the part of those whom we elect and appoint to conduct our business.
Now what is literal is no longer couched in the mythological--/ Cellini's bronze pillow has been reforged into a soft allegory / lauding corporate frenzy and the intestinal fortitude of the masses, / steeped in blood and bloodless in spirit
Contrary to Peter's assertion of the "Bureau's continuing inability to understand the basics of the statutory charge to the receiver, particularly regarding the receiver's statutory role as rehabilitator," the Liquidation Bureau has always understood its mission and oftentimes has even exercised the kind of intestinal fortitude necessary to try rehabilitations, or try rehabilitations at the location of the company rather than at the Bureau, or work out reinsurance deals to promote and foster rehabilitations, among other seemingly novel ideas.
And that he took the decision to do so quickly and decisively shows that he is a leader who has the mettle and intestinal fortitude to made hard -- and right -- decisions.
He won a bronze medal at the Olympics but I think he got that off intestinal fortitude, not from skill.
This work was supported by a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as part of the Intestinal Fortitude Program, which investigates how to help people obtain more energy from fiber.
Incorporating lacto-fermented foods into your diet can help support beneficial gut flora, and gives new meaning to intestinal fortitude.
But who will have the intestinal fortitude to build the needed groundswell of support, amongst African football's right-thinking people, in order to bring it out of this deep, dark tunnel of despair?
There's got to be someone out there with the will and the intestinal fortitude to clean up the Aegean stables that many of the national sports associations under Cojuangco's old boys' network have become.
Despite the uncertain geopolitical situation, the play is ripe for consolidation, particularly for larger companies that wish to take advantage of the potential of this huge play and have the financial resources and intestinal fortitude to stomach the significant risks.