Definition of whistle in the dark in English:

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whistle in the dark

Pretend to be unafraid.
Example sentences
  • But if past performance is any indication of Turner's entrepreneurial expertise, they may be whistling in the dark.
  • He was brushed aside as a quaint American naïf whistling in the dark.
  • I'm probably whistling in the dark, but if Martin Cullen is reading this, or any of those people close to him, perhaps around the Cabinet table some day they might throw out the suggestion I am making to Minister Michael McDowell.
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