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  • noun Plural form of gut.
  • noun The entrails or contents of the abdomen.
  • noun slang Courage; determination.
  • noun slang Content, substance.
  • verb informal To show determination or courage (especially in the combination guts out).

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  • noun fortitude and determination


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  • CLIFT: There are very few profiles in courage on Capitol Hill and I think we have one passage in the book where we note that the lobbyists were looking for members with what they described as guts, who were willing to stand up to their own Democratic president in 1993 and '94 and defy the White House on health-care reform.

    War Without Bloodshed: The Art of Politics 1996

  • But I would like to say this here and now, that any group of people who have the sheer courage - "guts" is probably the most fitting and descriptive word-to go through what the British men, women and children have gone through, have also got the courage and ambition to solve the many problems which are going to rise up and plague the British people.

    The Puzzling Years Ahead 1945

  • The deal with sequels is that they tend to suck, especially when they are compared (Jackie Collins comes to mind), but Black House reaches in and grabs you by the guts from the start.

    2010 March 31 « The BookBanter Blog 2010

  • The deal with sequels is that they tend to suck, especially when they are compared (Jackie Collins comes to mind), but Black House reaches in and grabs you by the guts from the start.

    2010 March « The BookBanter Blog 2010

  • Today, I do indeed argue that the national Democrat Party, deep in its guts, is nihilistic and hates the United States.

    Bubbles and Macroeconomics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009

  • Cynthia Mckinney has integrity and just plain guts that the rest of the slime bags in Washington can only dream about.

    Say What You Will About Cynthia McKinney… « Blog 2008

  • The best part is that it was wearing a ski mask, and we had used pumpkin guts to make it look like his eyes and mouth were oozing.


  • The mix of math, basketball stats, and guts is raising concerns among addiction counselors, sociologists, and the NCAA itself.

    March 29th, 2007 2007

  • Partch-ed Cackleberries: If you got any guts from a plunge, put 'em in a coffee can with a lump of axle grease.

    To Serve Man Matthew Guerrieri 2006

  • Blogger has the main sign-in page in French, but the rest of the blog guts is in English.

    05/03/2005 2005


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  • Guts is a comparing card game, or family of card games, related to poker. Guts is a gambling game involving a series of deals of 2 or 3 cards, ranked similarly to hands in poker. The betting during each deal is simple : all players decide whether they are "in" or "out", and announce this at the same time. Each deal has its own showdown, after which the losers match or increase the pot. A round of the game ends when only one person stays in and wins the pot. One of the characteristics of guts is that the pot grows geometrically. As it can double or more each round, pots of 50 or 100 times the original ante are possible.


    February 18, 2008

  • Just in time for the holidays.

    December 9, 2008

  • "Holiday Craftacular"?!

    December 9, 2008

  • If it's Bust magazine, I'm not surprised. :-)

    December 9, 2008

  • Whose heart wouldn't be warmed by opening a beautifully wrapped package and finding a plush large intestine just waiting to be cuddled?

    December 9, 2008

  • And if your heart isn't warmed, there's always a plush heart--or even a heart of gold.

    December 9, 2008

  • I liked the lungs. Nothing like a plushy, cuddly pulmonary system on Christmas morning!

    December 9, 2008

  • Oh, so true. But c_b, have you seen this little set?

    December 9, 2008

  • I have bought many of those guts over the last year! I was really hoping I could get testicles this Christmas, but the creator couldn't make it.

    December 9, 2008

  • I'd be careful how I worded that, Pro...:-)

    December 9, 2008

  • As if the toys weren't weird enough, seems like each one comes with a groanful pun.

    Should be a law against such silliness. Aorta do something about it.

    *snortle snortle snortle, falls around desert, slapping sides*

    Ehrm, seriously, they're adorable.

    December 9, 2008

  • I'm baffled that nobody has, as yet, mentioned garters.

    December 9, 2008

  • No mention of Guts Frisbee either.

    December 9, 2008

  • Well, then! This page appears to be complete. Thanks, guys! :-)

    December 9, 2008

  • Pro:

    There's always the neuticles option.

    Just sayin'

    December 10, 2008

  • see smeddum

    December 10, 2008

  • Sisu, simply translated as 'guts' - strength of will and determination as an essential element of Finnish national character

    December 10, 2008

  • See sisu.

    December 10, 2008