Phrase of the day…keep a stiff upper lip!


Keeping a stiff upper lip means to remain resolute and unemotional in the face of adversity, or even tragedy. Although considered a British phrase, according to my sources it actually originated in America. The first printed reference to it is found in the Massachusetts Spy, June 1815: “I kept a stiff upper lip, and bought [a] license to sell my goods.”

For more info, check out: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/keep-a-stiff-upper-lip.html

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