more than flesh and blood can stand

more than flesh and blood can stand

More unpleasant, painful, or offensive than one is able to tolerate. Sometimes used humorously or ironically. The mental and physical torture from insomnia is more than flesh and blood can stand. These reality TV shows are more cringeworthy than flesh and blood can stand.
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more than flesh and blood can ˈstand, enˈdure, etc.

too painful or unpleasant to tolerate: Sometimes the pain is so bad that it is more than flesh and blood can stand.
See also: and, blood, can, flesh, more
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