the patience of Job

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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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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patience of Job, the

Long-suffering and forbearing. In the Old Testament Book of Job, the protagonist is the personification of both poverty and patience, subjected to numerous trials. His poverty has been referred to from time to time, but not nearly so frequently as his patience. Shakespeare used both in Henry IV, Part 2 (1.2): “I am as poor as Job, my lord, but not so patient.” And Jonathan Swift put it in rhyme (The Beasts’ Confession, 1732): “While others of the learned Robe would break the patience of a Job.”
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Nobody had ever witnessed anger in him, and all said he had the patience of Job. He was even timid of policemen, freight agents, and conductors, though he was not afraid of them.
You must have the tenacity of the bull and sometimes, the patience of Job! Your mentor may not always pick your calls or reply all your messages.
She had the patience of Job and a great sense of humor.
Pakistan may be exercising the patience of Job but our patience is not infinite.
Prepared by award-winning chef Billy Cheong, the roast goose takes hours to cook, requiring the skill of a master and the patience of Job. Luckily chef Billy has both.
You know, the guy in the Bible who is afflicted with a whole lot of bad stuff, the guy known for "the patience of Job."
Owning one requires a $200 tribute to Uncle Sam along with a spot of government paperwork and the patience of Job. Turnaround runs from 6 months to forever depending on the political climate.
"It would have taken the patience of Job to react impassively to further provocation."
Finding common ground between these two, almost equallybalanced, forces would exhaust the patience of Job and the wisdom of Solomon.
On reflection, it resembles a movie with the patience of Job, taking its sweet, stealthy time before arriving at one of the great moments in the history of extreme cinematic gore.
Should Hariri be able to manage such a gargantuan task, he will have to have the patience of Job, the expertise of a circus juggler and the wisdom of Plato.
Some story titles include Crossing the Red Sea, Solomon's Wisdom, A Chariot to Heaven, At the Bottom of the Well, the Patience of Job, the Four Fishermen, the Bread From Heaven, the Rich Young Man, the Empty Tomb, Saul the Persecutor, God's Armor, Love One Another, and The Revelation of God.
"It takes the patience of Job to teach kids how to do a job," Hannah chuckles.
Yes, the difference between 0.0001 and 0.0002 may not carry the life-or-death implications that tolerance in other aspects of life does, but it still requires the patience of Job, understanding of Confucius and dogged determination of Einstein to, at times, bridge and resolve!
Weld, who has shown the patience of Job with his horse in an illustrious training career, always kept the faith and let the horse do the talking on the track.