made of sterner stuff

made of sterner stuff

Very strong, determined, or of uncompromising character, especially in comparison to others. Having to take care of both of us growing up, my brother George was made of sterner stuff as a kid than anyone else I knew. I can't believe you let us down at the last minute. I thought you were made of sterner stuff than that!
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The second rogue, however, made of sterner stuff, rushed in upon the clerk, and clipped him round the waist with a grip like a bear, shouting the while to his comrade to come round and stab him in the back.
Albert, moreover, was made of sterner stuff than Ted.
Oor Lizzie is made of sterner stuff. To her volunteer helper, she tut-tutted: "No, no.
And if the sight of Judi walking along holding hands with a orphaned baby orangutan doesn't make your heart melt, you're made of sterner stuff than me.
Our voters need our MPs to be made of sterner stuff " Manuel Cortes, general secretary of the TSSA union.
Our voters need our MPs to be made of sterner stuff" - Manuel Cortes, general secretary of the TSSA.
However, Jean is made of sterner stuff as she informs Alfie that if he doesn't tell Kat the truth about the new Moon, she will.
However, Carillon kids are made of sterner stuff and they relished their opportunity.
He said of Michael: "He is made of sterner stuff both physically and mentally."
You are made of sterner stuff. I am both humbled and proud of the man you have become,' the senator wrote.
But some hotel staff are made of sterner stuff than the Barcelona bungler.
But the Jags defence proved they were made of sterner stuff in the midweek match against Celtic at Parkhead.
But Professor John Grattan, acting vice-chancellor of Aberystwyth University, is made of sterner stuff and will take part in the Pembrokeshire Ironman event on Sunday.
There have been complaints this is too scary for a pre-watershed show, but we are made of sterner stuff Robert (Tom Bateman) thinks he has a cure, but Garson is sceptical (such a downer, that Garson).
This Boro side are made of sterner stuff though and did a very professional job against a side that pushed them all the way.