One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Sir Charles, a man of mettle, did not surrender without a struggle’
spirit, fortitude, tenacity, strength of character, moral fibre, steel, determination, resolve, resolution, steadfastness, indomitability, backbone, hardihood, pluck, nerve, gameness, courage, courageousness, bravery, gallantry, valour, intrepidity, fearlessness, boldness, daring, audacity
British Dunkirk spirit
informal guts, grit, spunk
British informal bottle
2‘Frazer's disciple was of a very different mettle’
calibre, character, disposition, nature, temperament, temper, personality, make-up, stamp, kind, sort, variety, mould, kidney, grain
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