take (one's) courage in both hands

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take (one's) courage in both hands

To be courageous enough to do something dangerous, risky, difficult, or uncomfortable. You have to ask yourself this: Are you going to spend your whole life coasting by in an easy but unfulfilling job, or will you take your courage in both hands and take an opportunity doing something really wild? I understand your hesitation, but you need to take your courage in both hands and tell him the truth.
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take your courage in both hands

nerve yourself to do something that frightens you.
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take your ˌcourage in both ˈhands

decide to do something very brave: I saw him screaming for help far out from the shore, so I took my courage in both hands and swam out to save him.
See also: both, courage, hand, take