have the courage of (one's) convictions

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have the courage of (one's) convictions

To have the confidence to act or behave in accordance with one's beliefs or ideologies, especially in the face of resistance, criticism, or persecution. The governor was presented with a bribe to help the corporation avoid regulation, but she had the courage of her conviction to refuse such an offer.
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Let us see someone in the council have the courage of conviction and agree to the development of 21st century iconic building such as the Manchester Urbis, Newcastle Sage and, of course, the Guggenheim.
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