Definition of Dutch courage in English:

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Dutch courage

noun

[mass noun]
Strength or confidence gained from drinking alcohol: I’ll have a couple of drinks to give me Dutch courage
More example sentences
  • We all know drink gives us all Dutch courage and if ever bravery medals should be awarded then give it to a drunk.
  • For those of you who have yet to give the concept a go, the idea is simple and not in the slightest bit scary, especially after a drink or two for Dutch courage.
  • Joe made a hasty retreat to the local alehouse in an attempt to gain Dutch courage prior to breaking the news to Linda.

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