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English definition of “pluck up the courage (to do sth)”

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pluck up the courage (to do sth)

to decide to do something that you were too frightened to do before: Gerhard finally plucked up the courage to ask Nicole for a date.Brave and courageous
Translations of “pluck up the courage (to do sth)”
in Russian собрать все свое мужество…
in Turkish bütün cesaretini toplayıp yapmak…
in Polish zdobyć się na odwagę (aby coś zrobić )…
(Definition of pluck up the courage (to do sth) from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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