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Help with a saying, please......

Posted by Bruce Kahl on April 06, 2004

In Reply to: Help with a saying, please...... posted by Shygirl on April 05, 2004

: Does anyone know where the phrase "strapping young man" comes from and the meaning of the phrase?

: Thanks in advance

A strapping young man is a man who is very well proportioned and strong, someone in really good physical shape.
I have no idea where it came from.