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pump iron

Definition of pump iron in English:

informal Exercise with weights: she spent her time jogging and pumping iron
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  • I don't believe in lifting weights, or pumping iron.
  • I do regular workouts including cardiovascular exercise and pumping iron.
  • She's sweated it out in a gym stuffed with infomercial gizmos while traveling in Morocco, pumped iron on homemade weight training equipment in Zimbabwe and run up and down more than her fair share of crumbling motel basement stairways.
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