have the patience of a saint

have the patience of a saint

 and have the patience of Job
Fig. to have a great deal of patience. Steve has the patience of Job given the way his wife nags him. Dear Martha has the patience of a saint; she raised six children by herself.
See also: have, of, patience, saint
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You better love kids and you better have the patience of a saint,'' advises Gary Magnone, player agent for Northridge Little League.