screw up your courage

screw up (one's) courage

To emotionally prepare oneself to do a frightening or overwhelming task. I'm really nervous about asking Sarah out on a date, but I just need to screw up my courage and go through with it.
See also: courage, screw, up

screw up your courage

summon up all your courage; force yourself to be brave.
See also: courage, screw, up
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OK, it's time to screw up your courage and dust off your sense of adventure as Raging Waters in San Dimas and the San Diego Wild Animal Park introduce their newest water and wildlife attractions just in time for summer.