- the parts of the body between the hips and the lower ribs, especially regarded as the seat of physical strength and generative power.
- the genital and pubic area; genitalia.
Origin of loin
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Idioms and Phrases with gird one's loins (1 of 2)
gird one's loins
Also, gird up one's loins. Prepare oneself for action, as in I'm girding up my loins for that crucial interview. This expression comes from the Bible (Proverbs 31:17) and originally alluded to tucking up the traditional long robe into a girdle (that is, a belt) so it will not hamper physical activity. [c. 1600]
Idioms and Phrases with gird one's loins (2 of 2)
see gird one's loins.