Meaning of “the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” in the English Dictionary

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"the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak" in British English

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the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak

humorous saying

said when you would like to do something, but you do not have the time, skills, or energy necessary to do it

(Definition of “the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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