stiff upper lip
see keep a stiff upper lip.
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All in all, Bates strikes me as a good upstanding Englishman—the epitome of stiff-upper-lip resolve and restraint.Just Kill Mr. Bates Already! How to Save ‘Downton Abbey’
February 20, 2014