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English definition of “pluck up your courage”

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pluck up your courage

( also pluck up (the) courage to do sth)
C2 to force yourself to be brave enough to do something, although you are frightened or worried about it: He finally plucked up courage to ask her to marry him. I'd love to do a parachute jump, but I can't pluck up the/enough courage.
Translations of “pluck up your courage”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼓起勇氣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼓起勇气…
(Definition of pluck up your courage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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