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Collection of American Idioms- I have heard from native speakers over 20 years.

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One who has a stiff upper lip displays fortitude in the face of adversity, or exercises great self-restraint in the expression of emotion. The phrase is most commonly heard as part of the idiom "keep a stiff upper lip", and has traditionally been used to describe an attribute of British people, who are sometimes perceived by other cultures as being unemotional.[1] A sign of weakness is trembling of the upper lip, hence the saying keep a stiff upper lip. When a person's upper lip begins to tremble, it is one of the first signs that the person is scared or shaken by experiencing deep emotion.

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Тот, кто имеет молодцом отображает мужество перед лицом невзгод, или осуществляет большую сдержанность в выражении эмоций. Фраза чаще всего слышится как частью идиома «держать молодцом» и традиционно используется для описания атрибут британского народа, который иногда воспринимаются другими культурами, будучи бесстрастным. Признаком слабости дрожали верхней губы, поэтому сказал держать молодцом. Когда человек на верхней губе начинает дрожать, это один из первых признаков, что человек боится или потрясен испытывают глубокое волнение.

Domain: Language; Category: Idioms

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Ernestrdon

I'm taking a language class and we're learning about idioms. I've always thought of them as funny expressions that make no sense, like "raining cats and dogs." But they actually have very interesting stories behind them! Check out this blog resumes planet post to learn more about some common American idioms.

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