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What does patience of Job mean?


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patience of Job

To have the patience of Job means to have a great amount of patience.

The idiom has a religious origin. Job was considered a prophet in the Abrahamic Religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. He suffered from horrendous disasters that took away all that he held dear, including his offspring, his health, and his property.

Example(s):

In spite of their extreme poverty, they managed to raise ten children. They really have the patience of Job.

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