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get enough nerve up (to do something)

 and get enough courage up (to do something); get enough guts up (to do something); get enough pluck up (to do something); get enough spunk up (to do something); get the nerve up (to do something); get the courage up (to do something); get the guts up (to do something); get the pluck up (to do something); get the spunk up (to do something)
Fig. to work up enough courage to do something. I hope I can get enough nerve up to ask her for her autograph. I wanted to do it, but I couldn't get up enough nerve. I thought he would never get up the courage to ask me for a date.
See also: enough, get, nerve, up

get the spunk up

(to do something) Go to get enough nerve up (to do something).
See also: get, spunk, up

spunk

(spəŋk)
n. courage. Show some spunk. Get in there and stand up for your rights.
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Whatever Buffy lacks here in strict logic, she more than makes up for in autonomous spunk, showing us the true spirit of a hero.
For a handful of years now, Seiko's sound has recalled sweaty Gay Pride dance-floor spunk -- pop-driven, with plenty of electronic sequencing.
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Sabrah Marvin doesn't have MS, but she certainly has the spunk, fortitude, and ideas to make things happen for those who do.
The first thing to be said is that, like Clark's other work, they overflow with the rowdy athleticism and sexuality of boys doing boy things, sometimes alone, but more often within arm's length of other guys - the spunk Clark manages to release into all his shots despite photography's stillness and inviolable silence - in other words, exactly what made Kids a meditation both on masculinity's speed (the wildness of boys in motion) and on what only movies (as opposed to photography) can do.
Now it seems she has become the perfectly docile, perfectly non-descript, perfectly boring, traditional First Lady, riding elephants with Chelsea, making safe, maternal statements about traditional topics everywhere she goes, and eschewing any hint of controversy or even spunk, in her speech, her dress, and her actions.
When it comes to conjuring up moneymaking schemes, he's got as much spunk as a caffeine-wired sophomore.
There is a large enough musical component in Spunk that it could almost be billed as a musical, and as such I'd give it high marks.
We knew the music had to be fresh and Skye's original sound and blend of rock, pop and electronica celebrates the spunk and spirit that Barbie(TM) reflects as a teenager.
Canaleta hit 19 of his team-high 25 points in the final two frames and the Bolts finished with just enough spunk to hold off the Elite, who led by as many as 12 points early in the second only to sputter in the third.
While this season has failed to throw up a girl with the spunk of sacked South African cheerleader Gabriella Pasqualotto, whose tell all blog ' The Secret Diary of an IPL cheerleader' made headlines back in 2011, we take our chances and round up the current line- up of cheergirls on the field and decode their glam quotient.
St Trinian's 2 is more ambitious than its predecessor but lacks some of the spunk and charm.
But) you got to give it to her for spunk," she said.