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"screw up your courage" in British English

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screw up your courage

to force yourself to be brave: I screwed up my courage and went in to see the director.
(Definition of screw up your courage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"screw up your courage" in American English

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screw up your courage

to make a feeling of bravery stronger: I screwed up my courage and tried to eat the stuff.
(Definition of screw up your courage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “screw up your courage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼓起勇气…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼓起勇氣…
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