One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A quality of uncomplaining stoicism.‘senior managers had to keep a stiff upper lip and remain optimistic’
- ‘At least I don't have to keep a stiff upper lip anymore.’
- ‘I should keep a stiff upper lip and take the high road and all that, so I will.’
- ‘Other Americans are told to keep a stiff upper lip.’
- ‘Then, as now, the Londoners had a stiff upper lip.’
- ‘Most of the women were crying, but I kept a stiff upper lip.’
- ‘Upper-class Englishmen pride themselves on discretion and a stiff upper lip, deeply unfashionable human qualities in these tabloid times.’
- ‘Keeping a stiff upper lip during such tribulations, she writes, is what one must do.’
- ‘But, if the governing class goes about business as usual, that's not a stiff upper lip but a death wish.’
- ‘It is quite humorous to see the actors work through their lines with a stiff upper lip - even they can't seem to believe what they are being asked to say.’
- ‘But aren't news people supposed to keep a stiff upper lip?’
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