put a brave face on

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Related to put a brave face on: lose ground, give a shot, along the lines, be damned, in one sitting

put a brave face/front on something

to behave in a way that makes people think you are happy when you are not They've had some bad luck, but they've put a brave face on their problems. She's very ill but she's putting a brave front on it. (= making people believe her illness does not worry her)
See also: brave, face, on, put