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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Program managers must have the courage of their convictions and be willing to take prudent risks and be accountable for their actions.
The idea of ironing out the accretions and deletions of twentieth-century Soviet ballet was fascinating, even though, perhaps understandably, Vikharev and his team did not quite have the courage of their convictions.
I ask my colleagues to have the courage of their convictions.
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