put on a brave face

idiom
variants: or put up a brave front

Definition of put on a brave face

: to try to appear brave or calm She tried to put on/up a brave face/front despite the pain of the injury.

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“Put on a brave face.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20on%20a%20brave%20face. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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