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Stiff Upper Lip

The term ‘stiff upper lip’ is used when a person does not show his feelings especially when he’s distraught.

Example in use: Maria, please don’t cry, keep a stiff upper lip. Things are bound to get better.”




Interesting fact about Stiff Upper Lip

In 2013 a survey conducted by the British Future think-tank found this attitude considered to be 'outdated' while real reactions are taking over amongst the British population.