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the patience of a saint

An immense and unyielding degree of patience, especially in the face of problems or difficulty. This field of work requires the patience of a saint, so if you're looking for immediate results, you're in the wrong profession. My sister is amazing. She has five unruly children, but she has the patience of a saint with every single one of them.
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the patience of a ˈsaint/of ˈJob

very great patience: I don’t know how she does it — she’s got the patience of a saint, that woman!You need the patience of Job to deal with customers like that.Job was a character in the Bible who lost his family, his home and his possessions, but still did not reject God.
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