Patience Of Job Meaning

To have the patience of Job means to have a great amount of patience.

The idiom has a religious origin. Job was considered a prophet in the Abrahamic Religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. He suffered from horrendous disasters that took away all that he held dear, including his offspring, his health, and his property.

Example: In spite of their extreme poverty, they managed to raise ten children. They really have the patience of Job.