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  1. stiff upper lipnoun

    self-restraint in the expression of emotion (especially fear or grief)

    "the British like to keep a stiff upper lip"


  1. stiff upper lipnoun

    The quality of being resolute and showing self-restraint, stereotypically associated with the British; especially as keep a stiff upper lip.

  2. Etymology: American in origin; earliest known use in 1815.


  1. Stiff Upper Lip

    Stiff Upper Lip is the 14th Australian and 13th international studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC; it was released in February 2000. The album was recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City. The album was produced by George Young, older brother of Malcolm and Angus Young. The three singles to be released from it were the title track, "Safe in New York City", and "Satellite Blues". These three songs plus "Meltdown" were played live on the subsequent world tour. This album was re-released in the US on 17 April 2007 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series. It was re-released in the UK in 2005. The album is currently certified platinum in the US for shipments in excess of 1,000,000 copies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stiff upper lip in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stiff upper lip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of stiff upper lip in a Sentence

  1. South Dakota:

    I think there are technical and political reasons that they can't do this next week, but I just don't think they've come to that conclusion yet because they can not afford to, they have to keep a stiff upper lip.

  2. Shane Jones:

    You can’t see mental health, and we don’t like to talk about it, we say we’re ‘fine’ and keep a stiff upper lip, but while it can be hard to speak out people, will listen and it does help.

  3. Michael Winner:

    Richard Todd was the most wonderful type of British stiff upper lip acting

  4. David Yelland:

    Clearly Meghan and Harry don't want to go along with what you might call the social contract... where they get kicked around in the media but it's a stiff upper lip and you carry on.

  5. Phoebe Cary:

    And though hard be the task, 'Keep a stiff upper lip'.

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