built like a tank
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- (slang, idiomatic, of a man) Broad shouldered and of solid, muscular build.
- Standing 6'8" and built like a tank, Adam was not a man to be messed with.
- (slang, idiomatic, of a car, etc) Sturdy; exceptionally well constructed.
- Normally applied to a person, but can also be used for buildings or cars etc.