pluck up one's courage

pluck up one's courage
gather one's courage, be courageous

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  • pluck\ up\ one's\ courage — • screw up one s courage • pluck up one s courage v. phr. To force yourself to be brave. The small boy screwed up his courage and went upstairs in the dark. When his father came home in a bad mood, it took Pete some time to screw up his courage… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pluck up one's courage — See: SCREW UP ONE S COURAGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pluck up one's courage — See: SCREW UP ONE S COURAGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • screw up one's courage — or[pluck up one s courage] {v. phr.} To force yourself to be brave. * /The small boy screwed up his courage and went upstairs in the dark./ * /When his father came home in a bad mood, it took Pete some time to screw up his courage and ask him for …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • screw up one's courage — or[pluck up one s courage] {v. phr.} To force yourself to be brave. * /The small boy screwed up his courage and went upstairs in the dark./ * /When his father came home in a bad mood, it took Pete some time to screw up his courage and ask him for …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • screw\ up\ one's\ courage — • screw up one s courage • pluck up one s courage v. phr. To force yourself to be brave. The small boy screwed up his courage and went upstairs in the dark. When his father came home in a bad mood, it took Pete some time to screw up his courage… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pluck — (v.) late O.E. ploccian pull off, cull, from W.Gmc. *plokken (Cf. M.L.G. plucken, M.Du. plocken, Flem. plokken), perhaps from V.L. *piluccare (Cf. O.Fr. peluchier, late 12c.), a frequentative, ultimately from L. pilare pull out hair, from pilus… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pluck — [pluk] vt. [ME plukken < OE pluccian, akin to Ger pflücken < VL * piluccare, to pull out (> Fr éplucher), for L pilare, to deprive of hair < pilus, hair: see PILE2] 1. to pull off or out; pick 2. to drag or snatch; grab 3. to pull… …   English World dictionary

  • pluck — ► VERB 1) take hold of (something) and quickly remove it from its place. 2) pull out (a hair, feather, etc.) 3) pull the feathers from (a bird s carcass) to prepare it for cooking. 4) pull at or twitch. 5) sound (a stringed musical instrument)… …   English terms dictionary

  • courage — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of fear Nouns 1. courage, bravery, valor; boldness, strength; daring, gallantry, heroism, intrepidity; defiance, audacity; rashness, brinkmanship; confidence, self reliance; chivalry, prowess,… …   English dictionary for students

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