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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"Well, good-by, Uncle Tom; keep a stiff upper lip," said George.
Keep a stiff upper lip." And he slipped through the opening, found the ladder with his feet, closed the panel behind him, and started downward into the darkness.
He displayed stiff upper lip As I approach eight score years and am viewed by the young as some kind of ancient curmudgeonly fossil, there are times when I note with dismay some of the changes in the British character.
Dr Jess Miller, a sociologist who led the research, said the levels of PTSD the study uncovered were "alarming" and warned a "stiff upper lip attitude" was inappropriate for modern policing.
"If I were ever to have a tattoo, then it would say simply: 'There are no rules"' Writer Rowan Pelling After 11 years in No 10 and 24 years in the Civil Service, I do not count on Tory loyalty or a stiff upper lip in the face of difficulties.
PROFESSOR Green reckons we need to cast off our stiff upper lip and stop repressing emotions for the sake of our mental health, particularly in times of grief.
I'm a man in my late 60s and have always found it hard to let go of my emotions, always retaining a stiff upper lip. I think it's helpful if something can give you an outlet for your feelings.
There's always so much talk of our British stiff upper lip as if it's a badge of honour and that somehow, if you suffer in silence and carry on, you're "more of a man".
Let's go" Tory MP Stephen Crabb "There may be a time and a place for the 'stiff upper lip', but not at the expense of your health" The Duke of Cambridge, saying he wants his children to feel able to express their emotions "Donald Trump is a person who likes to be king and the one thing I've learned in the wild is you're never the king.
STERNRUBIN 2.30 Cheltenham, Today TOTHEMOONANDBACK 3.10 Plumpton, Tomorrow STIFF UPPER LIP 1.45 Southwell, Tuesday AMIDON 2.25 Chepstow, Wednesday AMIDON looks a horse worth following this season starting with the three-mile handicap chase at Chepstow on Wednesday.
The gentleman was suited (top button secured with a matching tie) and booted and a fine example of British stiff upper lip in the blazing sunshine, but mum was wearing a summer dress revealing tanned calves, daughter's blouse raised eyebrows too and son's shorts were a definite no, no.
A nuanced emotional history explodes the myth of the stiff upper lip