true grit


Also found in: Wikipedia.

true grit

True resolve, determination, or strength of character. The film focuses on the true grit of a band of women who defied social norms in the late 1950s to become prominent figures in politics.
See also: grit, true

true grit

strength of character; stamina. informal
Grit in this colloquial sense originated in early 19th-century US English.
See also: grit, true
References in classic literature ?
It is just as that dear, good Professor Van Helsing said, he is true grit, and he improves under strain that would kill a weaker nature.
Her indictment of former president Benigno Aquino III and two others in the Mamasapano Massacre was indicative of her true grit defying all odds.
In this slim, satisfying book, the authors explain why grit matters, weave in anecdotes about people who have true grit and provide a series of "grit builders" for the reader.
This has been one of the things I'm probably most proud about in terms of our achievement as a private sector engineering firm," said Zakrewski, the president CEO of True Grit Consulting.
TRUE GRIT (BBC2, tonight, 10pm) TRUE GRIt had an impressive 10 Oscar nominations and deserved every single one.
True Grit BBC2, 10pm Farm girl Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) sets out to capture Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), an assassin who murdered her father.
The deal allows True Grit to acquire all of Redstar's assets in Nevada, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
So tenacious in fact, psychologists suggest that True Grit should be recognised as a distinctive personality trait, which stands apart from the averagedly determined man or woman.
Mother, campaigner, Scouser Ron Bowcock, L24 She dedicated her life seeking justice for her son Knowing one day to her illness she would succumb Her courage unyielding, full of true grit Never slowing down, between her teeth was the bit But sadly at a time when huge strides were made She lost her battle, calling time on her crusade But seeing as lLverpool was the place she called home
The Coen Brothers version of the classic western, True Grit, took third place in the poll, which was carried out by streaming and dvd rental service LOVEFiLM to mark the release of the new Total Recall film.
The gritty realism, adventure and humour of the Coen Brothers' reworking of True Grit faced up to the heart-tugging look at the civil rights story from the point of view of the kitchen in The Help.
On this occasion, I viewed a film called True Grit, which was given to my dad by my sister as a birthday present then eventually handed down the line to me.
The eye patch, cowboy hat and waistcoat the rugged star wore for his Oscar-winning role as Marshall Rooster Cogburn in 1969 western True Grit are among the 745 items up for grabs.
Sticking more closely to the source material than the 1969 movie starring John Wayne, the Coens' True Grit tells the story from the young girl's perspective, and reunites the filmmaking duo with their No Country For Old Men producing partner Scott Rudin.
TRUE GRIT (Cert 15, 105 mins, Paramount Home Entertainment, Western/Action, also available to buy DVD pounds 19.