keep a stiff upper lip

keep a stiff upper lip
 Endure bravely, without showing emotion

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  • (keep) a stiff upper lip — (to show) resolution, with no yielding to emotion ● lip * * * (keep) a stiff upper ˈlip idiom to keep calm and hide your feelings when you are in pain or in a difficult situation • He was taught to keep a stiff upper lip and never to cry in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep a stiff upper lip — KEEP CONTROL OF ONESELF, not show emotion, appear unaffected; informal keep one s cool. → lip * * * (keep) a stiff upper lip (to show) resolution, with no yielding to emotion • • • Main Entry: ↑lip …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep a stiff upper lip — in my neighborhood, you learned early to keep a stiff upper lip when life ain t all sweetness and roses Syn: keep control of oneself, not show emotion, appear unaffected; informal keep one s cool …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • keep a stiff upper lip — do not cry, do not be afraid    When Arthur left Tag, Dad said, Keep a stiff upper lip, Dear …   English idioms

  • keep a stiff upper lip — be brave, face trouble bravely The prisoners tried hard to keep a stiff upper lip in spite of the hardships of the prison …   Idioms and examples

  • keep a stiff upper lip — {v. phr.} To be brave; face trouble bravely. * /He was very much worried about his sick daughter, but he kept a stiff upper lip./ * /Although he was having some trouble with the engine, the pilot kept a stiff upper lip and landed the plane safely …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep a stiff upper lip — {v. phr.} To be brave; face trouble bravely. * /He was very much worried about his sick daughter, but he kept a stiff upper lip./ * /Although he was having some trouble with the engine, the pilot kept a stiff upper lip and landed the plane safely …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep\ a\ stiff\ upper\ lip — v. phr. To be brave; face trouble bravely. He was very much worried about his sick daughter, but he kept a stiff upper lip. Although he was having some trouble with the engine, the pilot kept a stiff upper lip and landed the plane safely. Compare …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep a stiff upper lip —    If a person keeps a stiff upper lip, they contain their emotion and do not let other people see their feelings.     When she heard the bad news, she kept a stiff upper lip …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • To keep a stiff upper lip — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stiff upper lip — (UK) If you keep your emotions to yourself and don t let others know how you feel when something bad happens, you keep a stiff upper lip …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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