(someone's) courage fails him/her

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: someone loses courage or becomes afraid In the face of continued threats, (his) courage failed him.

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“(someone's) courage fails him/her.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28someone%27s%29%20courage%20fails%20him%2Fher. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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