Meaning of “made of sterner stuff” in the English Dictionary

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"made of sterner stuff" in British English

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made of sterner stuff

If someone is described as being made of sterner stuff, they are very strong and determined:

I was ready to give up the fight, but Nicky was made of sterner stuff and wanted us to finish.

(Definition of “made of sterner stuff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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