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Re: Stiff upper . . .

Posted by R. Berg on April 08, 2001

In Reply to: In search of..... posted by sally on April 08, 2001

: I am searching for the origin of the phrase "Keep a stiff upper lift". Though I understand the meaning, I cannot find the source of the phrase.
: Thank you!

It's "Keep a stiff upper lip." That is, don't cry. Popularized by P. G. Wodehouse in a series of novels beginning in 1924.