One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be brave or tough enough to deal with an unpleasant situation.‘you just have to man up and take it’
- ‘You've got to man up to be in the police.’
- ‘He told me to man up, then slapped me.’
- ‘Now to his credit, here is Sean Hannity, manning up.’
- ‘This is where you have to man up.’
- ‘Dean will have to do a lot more than man up to overcome the President's popularity.’
- ‘At a rally later in the day he manned up.’
- ‘We were manning up for what would be the final night event of the deployment.’
- ‘I'm sorry people are being rude about all this but these people need to man up and realize that they are going to take some heat.’
- ‘They need to man up and take responsibility.’
- ‘But since even a bad day golfing is better than a good day doing anything else, he manned up, borrowed his brother's clubs, and ventured onto the course at the Red Ledges Golf Club.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.