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. [ Second half of 1800s ]


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