a pillar of strength

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a pillar of strength

"a pillar of strength"

a strong and dependable person who gives you help, support and encouragement when you are in a difficult situation


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a pillar of strength

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How did the negotiations in Manila go?

Colleague 2:  They started off well enough but then I ran into some major trouble. I thought I was sure to lose the contract. But Sven was there to help, encourage and support me. No matter how bad things got, Sven would find a way to turn the situation around. When I was ready to quit and walk away, Sven encouraged me to find another way to keep the negotiations going.

Colleague 1:  And the outcome?

Colleague 2:  Thanks to Sven being a pillar of strength, we got the contract.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a pillar of strength

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Hey! You're back. Sorry to hear about your mother's passing. How was the funeral?

Friend 2:  The whole episode was extremely difficult. My mother's death really hit me hard and having to make funeral arrangements was just too much for me. I found myself weeping all the time to the point where it would have been impossible without the help of my sister. She has always been my pillar of strength. She is just so calm and practical in the most difficult situations. Luckily, she was there to hold my hand and console me and take some of the burden of the arrangements from my shoulders.

a pillar of strength - Usage:


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a pillar of strength - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for a pillar of strength.

a pillar of strength - Examples:

1)  Kathy was a pillar of strength and a source of inspiration to many prisoners, ...

2)  ... were very distressing for me and my family, but she was there as a pillar of strength.

3)  The Kiwanis Club has been a pillar of strength as they were instrumental in giving us a computer centre and reading room.

4)  A pillar of strength. Delivered seven hits to lead his team over ...

5)  She was also a pillar of strength to her late brother, Jimmy, and never failed to help him.

6)  ... during all my years in prison, Cuba was an inspiration and Fidel Castro a pillar of strength ...

7)  My daughter was a pillar of strength to me. I remember after the first treatment of chemotherapy I lost ...

8)  He was a pillar of strength and always dependable, even back then.

9)  Dad has always been a pillar of strength and our rock. He's always showered us with affection.

10)  Kurt rushed home to comfort Doherty and she admits he was a pillar of strength from the very beginning of her cancer journey. 

11)  She has always been a pillar of strength for me, never more than when I suffered my own great loss.

12)  A man strong in his convictions, a pillar of strength in a time of unrest, faithful to his religion and resilient and ...

13)  They have all been a pillar of strength to me throughout the three years, with unwavering loyalty, love and ...

14)  ... the only hundred-maker in the side, is a pillar of strength. A hard-hitting batsman, he also uses the new ball well.

15)  ... was a pillar of strength and we all gathered a lot of strength from that fact.

16)  ... extremely proud of his wife's courage and determination. She's a pillar of strength, she's come on so much and she's a great advocate ...

17)  ... and comrade on whom one could invariably rely and as a pillar of strength which revived wavering hearts.

18)  ... the role played by Ira, his devoted and loving wife. Ira was a pillar of strength Sena could rely on.

19)  When you have a wife who has been a pillar of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed - that's the finest ...

20)  I've been strongly supported by my wife. She has been a pillar of strength.