built like a brick shithouse

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English[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

built like a brick shithouse (not comparable)

  1. (Australia, Canada, UK, US, simile, idiomatic, colloquial, mildly vulgar) (of a man) Having a muscular body, particularly with well developed muscles of the chest, arms and abdominals.
  2. (Canada, US, simile, idiomatic, colloquial, somewhat vulgar) (of a woman) Having an athletic or muscular body; often implying also having large breasts and/or an attractive body. "Over built" for the purpose. More effectively, or handsomely built than is strictly necessary.
  3. (Australia, Canada, US, simile, colloquial, mildly vulgar) (of an object) Exceptionally well constructed; strong or tough.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Generally used in reference to a person, but may also be used to describe cars, boats, buildings, etc.