steel oneself


: to make (oneself) ready for something difficult or unpleasant : to fill (oneself) with determination and courage
Steel yourself—I have bad news.
He steeled himself for the interview.

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Recent Examples on the Web To steel oneself against weakness. Wired, 6 July 2022

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“Steel oneself.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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