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What does as patient as Job mean?


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as patient as Job

If someone is as patient as Job, they are very patient.

The person who shows great endurance through all sorts of trials is said to have the patience of Job.

This idiom is a simile related to the religious figure Job mentioned as a prophet in all Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Job is presented as a good and prosperous family man who is beset with hideous and dreadful events that bereft him of his loved ones, his health and all his property. His struggle and his patience to understand his situation leads him to get a reward from God by restoring his health, doubling his original wealth and giving him a lot of children and grandchildren.

Example(s):

If you want to work with that temperamental woman you must be as patient as Job.

This idiom is in the religion category


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