pillar of strength

noun phrase

: someone or something that gives support or help during difficult times
My husband was my/a pillar of strength during my mother's illness.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike building strength and power (the other two pillars of strength training), increasing muscular endurance requires high (12-plus) rep sets using lighter loads (less than or equal to about 67 percent of your one-rep max) and minimal (30 seconds or less) rest. Cori Ritchey, Men's Health, 11 Apr. 2023 And Costco, which was a pillar of strength among retailers throughout the pandemic, revealed its first same-store sales decrease in over three years Wednesday. Will Daniel, Fortune, 6 Apr. 2023

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“Pillar of strength.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pillar%20of%20strength. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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