Stiff upper lip



sticky wicket
stiff upper lip
see: keep a stiff upper lip

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  • Stiffy

    noun (pl) -fies 1. (slang) an erection of the penis stiffy storage, jargon (University of Lowell, Massachusetts) A 3.5-inch microfloppy, so called because their jackets are more rigid than those of the 5.25-inch and the (obsolete) 8-inch floppy disk. Elsewhere this might be called a “firmy”. [Jargon File] (1994-11-03)

  • Stifle

    verb (used with object), stifled, stifling. 1. to quell, crush, or end by force: to stifle a revolt; to stifle free expression. 2. to suppress, curb, or withhold: to stifle a yawn. 3. to kill by impeding respiration; smother. verb (used without object), stifled, stifling. 4. to suffer from difficulty in breathing, as in a […]



  • Stifled

    verb (used with object), stifled, stifling. 1. to quell, crush, or end by force: to stifle a revolt; to stifle free expression. 2. to suppress, curb, or withhold: to stifle a yawn. 3. to kill by impeding respiration; smother. verb (used without object), stifled, stifling. 4. to suffer from difficulty in breathing, as in a […]

  • Stifler

    verb (used with object), stifled, stifling. 1. to quell, crush, or end by force: to stifle a revolt; to stifle free expression. 2. to suppress, curb, or withhold: to stifle a yawn. 3. to kill by impeding respiration; smother. verb (used without object), stifled, stifling. 4. to suffer from difficulty in breathing, as in a […]



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