Meaning of “put on a brave face” in the English Dictionary

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"put on a brave face" in British English

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put on a brave face

also put a brave face on it

to behave as if a problem is not important or does not worry you:

She seems all right but I think she's just putting on a brave face.

(Definition of “put on a brave face” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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