put up a good/brave front

Definition of put up a good/brave front

  1. :  to hide one's true feelings, thoughts, etc. She put up a good/brave front, but I know she was very disappointed.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

goodplay
  1. :  of a favorable character or tendency

    :  bountiful, fertile

    :  handsome, attractive

  1. :  something that is good

    :  something conforming to the moral order of the universe

    :  praiseworthy character :  goodness

  1. :  well

    : used as an intensive

braveplay
  1. :  having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty :  having or showing courage

    :  making a fine show :  colorful

    :  excellent, splendid

  1. :  to face or endure with courage

    :  to make showy

    :  to show courage :  to make a brave show

  1. :  bravado

    :  one with mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty :  one who is brave (see 1brave)

    :  an American Indian warrior

frontplay
  1. :  forehead

    :  the whole face

    :  external and often feigned appearance especially in the face of danger or adversity

  1. :  to have the front or principal side adjacent to something

    :  to have frontage on something

    :  to serve as a front

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated at the front

    :  acting as a front

    :  articulated at or toward the front of the oral passage


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