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Explanation: Depending on the context, this phrase could mean “going against one's own will”, “acting against one’s best interests”, “biting the bullet”, “making a personal sacrifice”, “sucking it up” (i.e. enduring a period of mental, physical, or emotional hardship with no complaining) or many other things.
It’s not easy to fine-tune it without knowing your context.
This phrase can mean different things depending on the context. What's the context in your case?
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to man up
Explanation: to do something with all one's effort, to show some spine and nature. In situations when something is very important for someone and he should do everything possible, to overcome his own abilities, to achieve it.
or, sometimes, it does mean, that one should do something against his own will.
Depends on context.
Elena Lukun Uzbekistan Local time: 18:14 Works in field Native speaker of: Russian PRO pts in category: 8