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buck up

verb

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1 to become glad or hopeful
  • buck up, kids, it's not so bad as you're making it out to be

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2 to fill with courage or strength of purpose
  • a surprise presidential visit to buck up the troops

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The first known use of buck up was in 1844

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“Buck up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/buck%20up. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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