Keeping a stiff upper lip

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  • To keep a stiff upper lip — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lip — [[t]lɪ̱p[/t]] ♦♦♦ lips 1) N COUNT: usu pl, oft poss N Your lips are the two outer parts of the edge of your mouth. Wade stuck the cigarette between his lips. 2) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n The lip of something such as a container or a high …   English dictionary

  • Keeping — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Selbstbeherrschung — Selbstdisziplin oder Selbstbeherrschung bezeichnet ein stetiges und eigenkontrolliertes Verhalten, das einen Ordnungszustand aufrecht erhält oder schafft, indem es Anstrengungen aufwendet, die den vorherrschenden individuellen oder äußeren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Selbstdisziplin — oder Selbstbeherrschung bezeichnet ein stetiges und eigenkontrolliertes Verhalten, das einen Ordnungszustand aufrechterhält oder schafft, indem es Anstrengungen aufwendet, die den vorherrschenden individuellen oder äußeren Ablenkungen von einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • composed — [adj] calm, collected at ease, calmed, clearheaded, commonsensical, confident, cool, cool as cucumber*, disimpassioned, dispassionate, easy, easygoing, have one’s act together*, imperturbable, keeping a stiff upper lip*, keeping one’s shirt on*,… …   New thesaurus

  • feelings — British and American people are similar in many ways, but in expressing feelings they have little in common. Americans believe, at least in principle, that it is better to share what they think and feel. Relatives and friends are expected to say …   Universalium

  • Cliff Williams — For the Welsh rugby player, see Cliff Williams (rugby player). Cliff Williams …   Wikipedia

  • P. G. Wodehouse — Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE Wodehouse in 1904 (aged 23). Born 15 October 1881(1881 10 15) Guildford, Surrey, England, UK …   Wikipedia

  • Keep — (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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