have the stomach for something


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.


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  • have the stomach for something — phrase to have enough determination to do something unpleasant or dangerous The young conscripts had no stomach for a fight. Thesaurus: to take riskssynonym Main entry: stomach …   Useful english dictionary

  • have the stomach for something — to have enough determination to do something unpleasant or dangerous The young conscripts had no stomach for a fight …   English 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

  • 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 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 — (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

  • 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