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enough something to plague a saintand something is enough to plague a saint
Rur. enough of something to annoy even a patient person. That little boy has enough curiosity to plague a saint! Sally's a well-meaning woman, but her endless gossiping is enough to plague a saint.
have the patience of a saintand 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.
the patience of Job/a saint
a lot of patience
Usage notes: Job was a character in the bible who still trusted God even though a lot of bad things happened to him.You need the patience of a saint to be a teacher.