The government, they shouted whenever and wherever possible, lacked the guts—the balls, why not?
Yet Ball excites people because she has the guts to run in a tough district, and to do so at a tender age.
Julia Roberts has the [original] Jennifer Garner role of the compassionate doctor with the guts to face off with the big boys.
Tear out your guts and put them on the page, with scrupulous, faithful, unromantic honesty.
In 2012 I decided to make him the main character in The guts.
I came back because I didn't want you and that Venusian hick to think you're the only ones with guts around here!
One or the other of them would have to be left on the pavement, emptied of his guts like a rabbit.
But I have conversed with a living eye-witness of an African serpent long enough to have afforded skin and guts for the purpose.
I've got the guts, and I've got the money; and I don't sit still on it.
They've been wanting to kill me ever since they got me here—at least one of them has—but they just didn't have the guts to do it.
"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.
Old English guttas (plural) "bowels, entrails," related to geotan "to pour," from PIE *gheu- "pour" (see found (v.2)). Related to Middle Dutch gote, Dutch goot, German Gosse "gutter, drain," Middle English gote "channel, stream." Meaning "abdomen, belly" is from c.1400. Meaning "easy college course" is student slang from 1916, probably from obsolete slang sense of "feast" (the connecting notion is "something that one can eat up"). Sense of "inside contents of anything" (usually plural) is from 1570s. To hate (someone's) guts is first attested 1918. The notion of the intestines as a seat of emotions is ancient (cf. bowel) and probably explains expressions such as gut reaction (1963), gut feeling (by 1970), and cf. guts. Gut check attested by 1976.
"to remove the guts of" (fish, etc.), late 14c., from gut (n.); figurative use by 1680s. Related: Gutted; gutting.
The alimentary canal or a portion thereof, especially the intestine or stomach.
The embryonic digestive tube, consisting of the foregut, the midgut, and the hindgut.
guts The bowels; entrails; viscera.
A thin, tough cord made from the intestines of animals, usually sheep, used as suture material in surgery.
Abbreviation of grand unified theory See unified field theory.
To remove all unessentials (1950s+ Hot rodders)