patient as Job

(as) patient as Job

Extremely patient, calm, composed, and dutiful. Job is a character in the Bible who quietly endures many trials and tribulations to prove his faith in and devotion to God. There are a lot of opinionated people in this office, so the next person we hire will need to be as patient as Job. My mother raised 10 kids—she is truly as patient as Job!
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*patient as Job

very patient. (Alludes to the biblical figure Job.*Also: as ~.) If you want to teach young children, you must be as patient as Job. The director who is working with that temperamental actor must have the patience of Job.
See also: job, patient
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