be made of sterner/tougher stuff

idiom

: to be an emotionally and morally strong person with more determination than other people
Another woman would have broken down, but she is made of sterner stuff.

Examples of be made of sterner/tougher stuff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a team that had been on the outside looking in last Selection Sunday proved this season to be made of sterner stuff. Brett Dawson, The Courier-Journal, 7 June 2022

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“Be made of sterner/tougher stuff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20made%20of%20sterner%2Ftougher%20stuff. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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