A man's got to do what a man's got to do

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a man's got to do what a man's got to do

A man must do what he feels needs to be done, even if it is dangerous or undesirable. Sometimes said ironically. It might be dangerous delivering water to the refugees, but a man's got to do what a man's got to do. I know it's a lot of cotton candy to eat, but a man's got to do what a man's got to do.

A man's got to do what a man's got to do.

  (humorous)
something men say when they are going to do something which may be unpleasant or which they are pretending will be unpleasant as a joke
Usage notes: From a similar line in John Steinbeck's book, Grapes of Wrath and often used in films.
I hate catching spiders. Still, a man's got to do what a man's got to do.
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Waters' mission didn't include getting involved, but sometimes a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do, pilgrim, and ``Tears'' is nothing if not faithful to the Duke's stoic brand of heroism.