Meaning of “pluck up your courage” in the English Dictionary

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"pluck up your courage" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “pluck up your courage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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