a pillar of strength

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a pillar of strength

someone who is emotionally very strong Roger was a pillar of strength when my father died.
See also: of, pillar, strength

a pillar/tower of strength

someone who gives a lot of support to someone else who is in a difficult situation Roger was a tower of strength when my parents died.
See also: of, pillar, strength
References in classic literature ?
The dressers, often inexperienced or nervous, found her a tower of strength.
It cost us Argives dear enough to lose such a tower of strength as you were to us.
Son of Atreus, check your anger, I implore you; end this quarrel with Achilles, who in the day of battle is a tower of strength to the Achaeans.
I thought of the other Societies, too numerous to mention, all built up on this man as on a tower of strength.
One hung over the after-capstan, sobbing for breath, and I stood amongst them like a tower of strength, impervious to disease and feeling only the sickness of my soul.