from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An attitude of determined endurance or restraint in the face of adversity.
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- noun idiomatic The quality of being
resoluteand showing self-restraint, stereotypicallyassociated with the British; especially as keep a stiff upper lip.
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- noun self-restraint in the expression of emotion (especially fear or grief)
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American in origin; earliest known use in 1815 .
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