(used in praising a female performer).
a shout of “brava!”.
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Also, put up a brave front. Face adversity cheerfully. For example, Even though she had been passed over for promotion, she put on a brave face. Try to appear brave even though very frightened. For example, Harry was terrified of animals, but his boss was a dog lover, so he put up a brave front. […]
Face danger or a difficult situation with courage. For example, They had far fewer votes than the opposition, but they decided to brave it out. [ Late 1500s ] Also, brazen it out. Boast or swagger, act with impudent bravado. For example, They hadn’t been invited but decided to stay and brazen it out. [ […]