be a man


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be a man

An imperative to act like a man or as a man should, stereotypically meaning to be strong, unemotional, strong-willed, authoritative, or stoical, or to take responsibility for one's actions, words, or beliefs. Stop crying over losing your cat and be a man already! You need to be a man and accept the punishment coming to you.
See also: man
References in classic literature ?
I would not be a man if it were not now once accepted and regarded as something to be so