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guts

[ guht ]SEE DEFINITION OF guts

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GUTS

You let me hear of anybody else, and I'll cut the guts out of him!

I could hear the little motors in his guts humming with joy as he booked Alex.

One or the other of them would have to be left on the pavement, emptied of his guts like a rabbit.

I've got the guts, and I've got the money; and I don't sit still on it.

I got my 'ead chipped like a egg; I've got pneumonia too, an' my guts is all out o' order.

He said: "None of the rest of them had the guts even to bring me the message, eh?"

The saying went in Goldbanks that he "had the guts" and could whip his weight in wildcats.

Shann offered the head and guts to Togi, who had abandoned the wasp nest.

Lefty was all guts now that I was hung up on the gun barrel.

You've got an awful lot of grit, guts and determination, Steve.

WORD ORIGIN

"spirit, courage," 1893, figurative plural of gut (n.). The idea of the bowels as the seat of the spirit goes back to at least mid-14c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GUTS

dauntlessness

nouncourage
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