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07:18 Feb 24, 2009
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:would not have stomached
She's turnaround strategy involved three prongs: First, the company sweetened the commission to new consultants, something Wall Street would not have stomached.
Explanation: By analogy with food which would make you sick.
Jack Doughty United Kingdom Local time: 23:24 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 514
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would not accept/permit/ stand for/put up with
Explanation: 2. stomach - put up with something or somebody unpleasant;
-brook, endure, tolerate, abide, bear, digest, stick out, suffer, put up, stand, support;
live with, swallow, accept - tolerate or accommodate oneself to;
bear up - endure cheerfully;
sit out - endure to the end
pay - bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action;
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission;
suffer - experience (emotional) pain;