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if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen

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if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen

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Do not undertake a hard job if you lack the stamina and thick skin to endure sharp criticism

[1940s+; a favorite saying of President Harry S Truman, referring to the presidency]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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