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.
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.
But, as the Hillsborough families have clearly shown, Liverpool, and its people, are made of sterner stuff.
It is a good job our forefathers were made of sterner stuff.
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.
But the 24-year-old left-back, who made the England squad earlier this season, says they are now made of sterner stuff under their current manager Pochettino.
I thought bruiser Gregg Wallace was made of sterner stuff.
FORGET Noah - these animal stowaways are made of sterner stuff.
Miller is made of sterner stuff, though, and has dusted himself down from those dual disappointment to re-set his sights on recovering his position at the top of the world.
It would have given me nightmares for weeks at age, say, 11 but most of today's young readers are probably made of sterner stuff.
But Cook and his teammates were made of sterner stuff.
But this man was clearly made of sterner stuff and helped carve out one of our best-loved film characters, even if he admitted that he hates explosions and heights.