not have the stomach for


not have the stomach for
(not) have the stomach for (something) to not feel brave or determined enough to do something unpleasant.

Demoralised and exhausted, the soldiers did not have the stomach for another fight.


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  • not have the stomach for — not have the stomach (for (something)) to not feel strong or brave enough to do something unpleasant. The soldiers did not have the stomach for another fight. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form not have the stomach to do something: I don t… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the stomach for something — not have the stomach (for (something)) to not feel strong or brave enough to do something unpleasant. The soldiers did not have the stomach for another fight. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form not have the stomach to do something: I don t… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the stomach for something — (not) have the stomach for (something) to not feel brave or determined enough to do something unpleasant. Demoralised and exhausted, the soldiers did not have the stomach for another fight …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the stomach — (for (something)) to not feel strong or brave enough to do something unpleasant. The soldiers did not have the stomach for another fight. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form not have the stomach to do something: I don t think I ve got the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have the stomach for something — (not) have the stomach for (something) to not feel brave or determined enough to do something unpleasant. Demoralised and exhausted, the soldiers did not have the stomach for another fight …   New idioms dictionary

  • have the stomach for — (not) have the stomach for (something) to not feel brave or determined enough to do something unpleasant. Demoralised and exhausted, the soldiers did not have the stomach for another fight …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the heart to do something — not have the heart (to (do something)) to lack the desire or strength to do something. I didn t have the heart to tell him his injury would prevent him from playing football. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form have the heart to do something… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the heart to — not have the heart (to (do something)) to lack the desire or strength to do something. I didn t have the heart to tell him his injury would prevent him from playing football. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form have the heart to do something… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the heart — (to (do something)) to lack the desire or strength to do something. I didn t have the heart to tell him his injury would prevent him from playing football. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form have the heart to do something be able to do… …   New idioms dictionary

  • To have the words for — Word Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English