pillar of strength(redirected from a pillar-of-strength)
pillar of strength
A supportive or emotionally strong person. My aunt has been a pillar of strength for me, helping me through many difficult moments in my life.
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pillar of strengthand pillar of support
someone or something that consistently provides moral, emotional, or financial support as does a pillar. My parents are my pillars of support. John looked to God as his pillar of strength.
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a ˌpillar/ˌtower of ˈstrengtha person who gives you the courage and determination to continue when you are in a bad situation: My wife has been a tower of strength during my illness. ♢ During your five years in prison, Terry was a pillar of strength.
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