Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1US informal A person's buttocks.
buttocks, behind, backside, bottom, rear, rear end, seat, haunches, cheeks
- ‘the bedspring tattooed waffles all over my Sitzfleisch’
- ‘But when the sitzfleisch touched the piano bench, then the air of authority was justified, and then the raw nerve of artistic sensitivity was uncovered.’
- ‘I proudly expand my back-end, month by month, year by year, adding layers of lovely sitzfleisch.’
- ‘It's a lot to ask of the sitzfleisch, after all.’
- 1.1Power to endure or to persevere in an activity; staying power.
perseverance, tenacity, determination, resolve, resolution, resoluteness, staying power, purposefulness, firmness of purpose, patience, endurance, application, diligence, sedulousness, dedication, commitment, doggedness, persistency, pertinacity, assiduity, assiduousness, steadfastness, tirelessness, indefatigability, stamina
- ‘I was given tasks which required lots of Sitzfleisch, but didn't offer much excitement’
- ‘I can't honestly imagine anyone having the sitzfleisch to wade through a 250-page comic novel by an unknown writer on the internet.’
- ‘The good player - one who plays with positive expectation - does so because he or she plays basic, disciplined poker, has excellent concentration, and has sitzfleisch.’
- ‘Luck, combined with what my mother called sitzfleisch, the capacity to persevere, played an overwhelming role.’
From German, from sitzen ‘sit’ + Fleisch ‘flesh’.
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