pillar of strength

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pillar of strength

A supportive or emotionally strong person. My aunt has been a pillar of strength for me, helping me through many difficult moments in my life.
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pillar of strength

 and pillar of support
someone or something that consistently provides moral, emotional, or financial support as does a pillar. My parents are my pillars of support. John looked to God as his pillar of strength.
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a ˌpillar/ˌtower of ˈstrength

a person who gives you the courage and determination to continue when you are in a bad situation: My wife has been a tower of strength during my illness.During your five years in prison, Terry was a pillar of strength.
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"Gina was the pillar of strength that pushed AFI to achieve what seemed to be impossible.
Just as they were against Reading, the Bluebirds were undone by a fairly tepid cross into the box and Trollope has conceded the back three is not turning into the pillar of strength that it should be.
Once the pillar of strength and a guiding angel for a victorious Mr Blair, Mr Brown is now in need of an angel himself.
The long history of Chicago Boiler, the parent company, Chicago Boiler, established by Alfred Krumholz in 1891, and the original squared text exemplify the pillar of strength, reliability and staying power of this family-owned company.