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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.
See also: job, of, patience, saint
References in classic literature ?
It's enough to try the patience of a saint to be treated in this way.
The largest and fattest of all possible house-maids answered it, in a state of cheerful stupidity which would have provoked the patience of a saint.
I beg your pardon, George, but you are enough to try the patience of a saint.
Some drew nearer, hoping to overhear the conversation, who were themselves among the guilty--and surely that was a thing to try the patience of a saint.
The Patience of a Saint is available from Wardleworths, St Helens.
Divorce can be enough to test the patience of a saint - and Hollywood heart-throb Val Kilmer is no exception.
You better love kids and you better have the patience of a saint,'' advises Gary Magnone, player agent for Northridge Little League.
Fortunately, George's devoted wife, Angie (Constance Marie, For Your Love, Early Edition), possesses the patience of a saint and copes surprisingly well with Benny's questionable behavior and insensitive wisecracks, and with George's freewheeling approach to parenthood.
It takes the patience of a saint to stay cool under these circumstances.