put hair on chest

put hair(s) on (one's) chest

To make one stronger or more masculine. Typically said of something very pungent or strong in taste. A: "These cough drops will clear you right up." B: "Yeah and put my hair on chest, too! Ugh!" Here, drink this up—it'll put hairs on your chest!
See also: chest, on, put
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put hair on someone's chest

Fig. to do or take something to invigorate or energize someone, always a male, except in jest. Here, have a drink of this stuff! It'll put hair on your chest. That stuff is powerful. It will really put hair on your chest.
See also: chest, hair, on, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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