But the most poignant case of stiff upper lip
came from a friend of a friend who visited his shriveled-up old pal who died from cancer days later.
The latest AC/DC album is the first with Black in the title since the classic Back In Black and the band's first since 2000's Stiff Upper Lip
They also include roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, Winnie the Pooh, Sergeant Pepper and the stiff upper lip
Keeping a stiff upper lip
in the face of emotion is pretty hard to do, as I can testify.
Whatever happened to our traditional British stiff upper lip
and stoicism in the face of the inevitable?
There is still that situation where you never show emotion, you never show how you feel - the typical British stiff upper lip
, if you like.
FORGET the stiff upper lip
, British men are a bunch of cry babies.
Who cares if the stiff upper lip
disappeared - it's a big man who is not afraid to cry.
But the Prince and heir to the throne adopted a British stiff upper lip
and carried on regardless.
Brace yourself for the return of the programme which laughs in the face of the establishment stiff upper lip
- Large is back.
The Stiff Upper Lip
tour was, if anything, a scrawny twin of the Ballbreaker trek.
While the more open Spanish and Greeks may be happy to hug a stranger to show their affection, English people are very good at using a firm handshake, stiff upper lip
and respectful eye contact to show their sense of reserve and decorum.
But when it comes to bartering back home, our stiff upper lip
gets in the way.
LEW BEAUTY: Hamilton soaks up the glory as fed-up Fernando Alonso tries to keep a stiff upper lip
Dr Mark Potter, a patron of the Meningitis Trust, said: "The stiff upper lip
dies hard among British males.