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    be a trooper about

    Hello again. Could you help me?
    What does it mean: be a trooper about something?
    For example:
    ’She tended to be a trooper about pain.’

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    Re: be a trooper about

    It's actually spelled "trouper" when used this way, and it means she grins and bears it, she takes it well, doesn't complain and make a big deal out of it.


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    Re: be a trooper about

    I believe the origin is theatrical. Someone who is in a theatrical troupe knows the show must go on, no matter what.

    [not a teacher]

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