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(something) is enough to plague a saint

Something is so trying or frustrating as to bother even the most patient person. Being with screaming kids all day is enough to plague a saint. I've always thought that hassle of navigating the crowds during the Black Friday sales is enough to plague a saint.
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enough to plague a saint

So trying or frustrating as to bother even the most patient person. The annoying action can be stated between "enough" and "to." Being with screaming kids all day is enough to plague a saint. The kids have really let loose today with enough shrieking to plague a saint.
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have the patience of a saint

To have an immense and unyielding degree of patience, especially in the face of problems or difficulty. This field of work requires people to have 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 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 Job

An immense and unyielding degree of patience and conviction, especially in the face of problems or difficulty. A reference to the biblical figure Job, whose absolute faith in God remained unshaken despite the numerous afflictions set upon himself, his family, and his estate by Satan. This field of work requires the patience of Job, 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 Job with every single one of them.
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enough something to plague a saint

 and something is enough to plague a saint
Rur. enough of something to annoy even a patient person. That little boy has enough curiosity to plague a saint! Sally's a well-meaning woman, but her endless gossiping is enough to plague a saint.
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have the patience of a saint

 and have the patience of Job
Fig. to have a great deal of patience. Steve has the patience of Job given the way his wife nags him. Dear Martha has the patience of a saint; she raised six children by herself.
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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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Also, see Davidson's website of saint plays and pageants: <http://www/wmich.edu/medieval/research/edam/saint.hmb.
Mauricio Alconedo, one of her most accomplished male dancers, was discovered by Burns six years ago at Saint Joseph Ballet's community outreach program, "Dancefree Weeks." (This series of weeklong dance workshops is offered free of charge to public schools in some of the poorest communities of Orange County.) Alconedo, who hopes for a career as a professional dancer, is both articulate and poised for a fourteen year old.
Human ensoulment occurs, according to the saint, not at conception but at six or eight weeks.
Saint Vincent Ferrer has performed many miracles in his life that no other saint could maybe surpass it.
Bong Rillo, head of the Worship Ministry of PLDM, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day should be remembered as holy days and not a time for scary Halloween parties.
league action saw stockton Churches United defeat Heaton saints thanks to first half goals from Richie Cowan and Mark Banks.
Saint Kitts and Nevis' Membership in International Organizations
Bethany City Church and Saint Peter's Low Fell were tied 0-0 at the break, but Ryan Noble and Ian Davison then netted for a 2-0 result for Bethany.
Thus, in some circumstances they would attribute miracles to people deemed saints in other branches of Christianity.
Saint Des Saints is also sire of the four-year-old Me Voici, trained by Nick Williams, who won a Grade 1 juvenile hurdle at Chepstow's Welsh National meeting, and Jonjo O'Neill's 131-rated chaser Saphir Des Bois.
Thousands of citizens thronged the narrow streets while three teams carried statues of Catholic saints through the crowds.
I CAME TO THE STORIES OF THE SAINTS IN A RATHER unusual way--and one I don't expect any of you to share: I wrote for a Catholic homily preparation resource, and part of that work involved saying something about the feast days of the saints in the liturgical calendar.
Saint Patrick's Day (named for the Patron Saint of Ireland)--As we can't call it Lucky Leprechaun Day because that may offend some short people who are neither lucky nor affiliated with Leprechauns, and as the politically correct would be against alcohol usage being associated with Irishmen (okay, Irish people), which rules out "Irish Pub Day," and as the only thing the politically correct really seem to like about the day is all the green color that goes with it, we'll change the holiday to "Bring a Shrub to Work Day."
Synthia Saint James' vibrant artwork is created to stimulate the eye with its bold shapes and brilliant colors.
'Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes': these linked names, like 'Cathy and Heathcliff' now resonate with a whole romantic, tragic story, but this story began just fifty years ago when a new literary magazine, the Saint Botolph's Review, was launched.