iron constitution

Translations

iron constitution

n (fig) → costituzione f robusta
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I abandoned myself to the life, and developed the misconception that the secret of John Barleycorn lay in going on mad drunks, rising through the successive stages that only an iron constitution could endure to final stupefaction and swinish unconsciousness.
His iron constitution was somewhat broken by mountain pneumonia, and he had drifted back to live in a milder country for a while.
His iron constitution enabled him to work morning and evening at improving and tilling his lands.
Toward morning Norman of Torn fell into a quiet and natural sleep; the fever and delirium had succumbed before his perfect health and iron constitution.
Even his iron constitution, however, had broken down under the strain of an investigation which had extended over two months, during which period he had never worked less than fifteen hours a day, and had more than once, as he assured me, kept to his task for five days at a stretch.
If the puppy had not had an iron constitution he would have died from over-stuffing and over-handling.
Paul's normally iron constitution couldn't handle the gruesome ingredients on offer like cow's mouths, cock's combs and even lamb's stones.
A bold tilt at the Grade 1 Hong Kong Cup in December, where he finished seventh to Akeed Mofeed, proved he's top-class with an iron constitution to match.
The running man with the iron constitution legged it from Land's End to John O'Groats and endured nothing worse than a few blackened toes.
It wasn't that much of a surprise, most of Kat's outfits would make even those with an iron constitution reach for the sick bag.
To come back from a hard race at Sandown two weeks ago to run the race of his life was a truly stupendous effort and marks him down as a horse with an iron constitution.