One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Act on one's beliefs despite danger or disapproval.
- ‘And good on you for having the courage of your convictions.’
- ‘A lot of people have said we should have a trial run, but you have to have the courage of your convictions.’
- ‘But never mind, he had the courage of his convictions and you can't knock people for their beliefs (but they feel it's OK for them to knock you because of them).’
- ‘It means having the courage of our convictions.’
- ‘To make these tactical decisions, however, requires having the courage of one's convictions to know what the benchmark for decision is.’
- ‘Why is it so difficult to tell the truth, to have the courage of your convictions and stand up for what you believe?’
- ‘Labour's problem, like that of the Tories, is all about having the courage of your convictions.’
- ‘That way, no matter what happens, you can have the courage of your convictions and be yourself, which is the most important thing of all.’
- ‘But have the courage of your convictions, stand your ground and say it as it is.’
- ‘Now, please have the courage of your convictions and leave the country.’
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