abs of steel


Senior Member
Hi everybody,

I found this sentences in the book: compound effect, by Darren Hardy:

"You don’t need to learn anything more. If all we needed was more information, everyone with an Internet connection would live in a mansion, have abs of steel, and be blissfully happy."

would you please tell me what does "have abs of steel" mean?
thank you in advance
  • grassy

    Senior Member
    Their stomach muscles would be well-developed (as tough as steel) because they would know how to get fit.


    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    "Abs of steel" is a popular phrase in advertisements for gymnasiums or exercise machines. Some advertiser invented the phrase, and many others copied it.

    Of course it is an exaggeration. But isn't most advertising?:)
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