made of sterner stuff

made of sterner stuff

Very strong, determined, or of uncompromising character, especially in comparison to others. Having to take care of both of us growing up, my brother George was made of sterner stuff as a kid than anyone else I knew. I can't believe you let us down at the last minute. I thought you were made of sterner stuff than that!
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There have been complaints this is too scary for a pre-watershed show, but we are made of sterner stuff Robert (Tom Bateman) thinks he has a cure, but Garson is sceptical (such a downer, that Garson).
This Boro side are made of sterner stuff though and did a very professional job against a side that pushed them all the way.
But the 24-year-old left-back, who made the England squad earlier this season, says they are now made of sterner stuff under their current manager Pochettino.
I thought bruiser Gregg Wallace was made of sterner stuff.
codswallop" Former England spin bowler Graeme Swann on ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen's explosive memoirs "I thought bruiser Gregg Wallace was made of sterner stuff.
FORGET Noah - these animal stowaways are made of sterner stuff.
one thing coach Andy Flower did not need to learn was that the 2013 Australians are made of sterner stuff than many others believed.
But one thing he did not need to learn was that the 2013 Australians are made of sterner stuff than many others believed.
Miller is made of sterner stuff, though, and has dusted himself down from those dual disappointment to re-set his sights on recovering his position at the top of the world.
But Cook and his teammates were made of sterner stuff.
But this man was clearly made of sterner stuff and helped carve out one of our best-loved film characters, even if he admitted that he hates explosions and heights.
But if he was made of sterner stuff, he'd do it nonstop.
And while Aston Villa are made of sterner stuff than Blackburn Rovers, here the Magpies can really underline their credentials against a team they are currently streets ahead of in the Premier League table.
But York waitresses are made of sterner stuff and she duly set off to carry out her duty.
On previous shows Piers has succeeded in reducing his guests to tears, but Elton is made of sterner stuff so we can expect him to remain cool, calm and collected throughout the show.