stiff upper lip

Idioms & Phrases

stiff upper lip

see keep a stiff upper lip.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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stiff upper lip

self-restraint in the expression of emotion (especially fear or grief); "the British like to keep a stiff upper lip" 
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