be man enough

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be man enough

To be courageous enough to do something. Who here is man enough to try the spiciest sandwich on our menu? I was mostly raised by my father because he was man enough to stay home with the kids so that my mother could advance her career.
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be ˈman enough (to do something/for something)

be brave enough (to do something): He won’t fight — he’s not man enough!
See also: enough, man
References in classic literature ?
In your presence, and out of your presence, I am man enough to be ashamed of my own folly.
'I am man enough to admit my mistakes and in fact apologized publicly and to the Honorable members of the committee and the House, if my actions are uncalled for and an affront to the institution.
Asa Leveaux has written several books on a number of topics including his recent "I Am Man Enough: 365 Affirmations For Men" which encourages men daily with notes, quotes and sayings that helps them put their lives into perspective.
I have been told that it wasn't and I am man enough to admit that I have made a mistake, but I just thought that the linesman needed to know that he'd touched it."
But I am man enough to see the funny side - I would never take offence."
"I am man enough to stand up to it and I'm not going to hide from any kind of pressure or negativity that comes my way - bring it on.
The whole point of false courage is to move the conversation away from one's failings to one's strengths: I am an idiot, I am a jerk, I am a lecher, l am a scoundrel, but at least I am man enough to admit it.
He said: "I am man enough to admit that I should have done better.
I'd like to think that I am man enough to know when we are not doing well.
"I am man enough to be a woman," he jokes, although he admits he enlisted his family's support before taking on the role.
But I am man enough to admit that I might be whistling a different tune if my daughter--or son--had been born with a face that could, proverbially, stop a truck.
And, yes, I am man enough to admit that it made me blub!" * Professor Huw Bowen of Swansea University and editor of A New History of Wales, "The Memoirs of William Hickey.