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Definition of man up in English:

US informal Be brave or tough enough to deal with an unpleasant situation: you just have to man up and take it
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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