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English definition of “put on a brave face”

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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.
Translations of “put on a brave face”
in Chinese (Traditional) 強裝勇敢,裝作不在乎…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强装勇敢,佯作满不在乎…
(Definition of put on a brave face from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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