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    Smile trembling lower lip

    The British stiff upper lip has been replaced by the trembling lower lip
    Hello!

    I knew 'keep stiff upper lip' means a person, especially a Briton, is very staunch when s/he faces the difficulty. It is an idiom.

    But is ' trembling lower lip' an idiom too? Or is it coined by the author? I Googled it but came across little useful info. about it. I understood this phrase refers to a person is going to cry from the context.


    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: trembling lower lip

    It is another good idiomatic phrase, often used in romantic fiction or about small children.

    In this context the author is suggesting that Britons are becoming whingeing wimps. [Another colloquialism!]

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    Re: trembling lower lip

    Thank you, Anglika.

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