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Cast Iron Stomach (Origin)
What Is the Origin of the Saying "Cast Iron Stomach"?The term "cast-iron stomach" is used for someone who can eat almost anything without feeling sick or experiencing any ill effects.
Examples of Use:
- Jack has a cast-iron stomach. He can eat a jar of jalapenos with no ill effects.
- The doctor said I must have a cast-iron stomach if I've been taking that many aspirin.
- Don't you feel sick after that pizza? You've got a cast-iron stomach, man.
- My stomach is made of cast iron. (In this example, there is no hyphen. "Cast iron" is not being used as an adjective.)
- I have a cast-iron stomach. (Here, a hyphen is required. "Cast iron" is being used as an adjective, a compound adjective.)
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