stiff upper lip

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stiff upper lip

n.
An attitude of determined endurance or restraint in the face of adversity.
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Noun1.stiff upper lip - self-restraint in the expression of emotion (especially fear or grief); "the British like to keep a stiff upper lip"
self-restraint, temperateness - exhibiting restraint imposed on the self; "an effective temperateness in debate"
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