courage of (one's) convictions

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courage of (one's) convictions

Strong faith or confidence in one's beliefs. Often used in the phrase "have the courage of one's convictions." I need to have the courage of my convictions any time I'm around my parents—they always try to dissuade me from pursuing a career as a screenwriter. I'm always impressed with Stella—nothing can shake the courage of her convictions in her crusade for social justice.
See also: conviction, courage, of
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It seems to me that certain ministers have not got the courage of their convictions because on a one-to-one basis reluctantly they are agreeing with Theresa May, then out of earshot they either disagree with what they have decided or even resign.
IT'S not the marchers in the Orange Walk who cause the trouble - it's some of the followers who run alongside and don't have the courage of their convictions to be in the procession.
Either West Ham or Hart (left), or both, have not had the courage of their convictions to make the move permanent, but let's make out it's some sort of coup anyway.
If that does not come about though, I hope the various national FAs have the courage of their convictions and ignore the ban.
THE report on the Coventry City match at Southend (January 25) includes the following comments from Tony Mowbray: ''Coventry City need to show the courage of their convictions to bounce back from defeat.
Firstly, if Farnley Estates have the courage of their convictions they should apply for outline consent so the public can see 'the nature of the beast.' And this should preferably take the form of a concept plan for the proposal which would arise from an analysis of the 'unique selling point' of the land in question, backed by a comprehensive environmental impact statement.
But some of the TV pundits lacked the courage of their convictions.
The courage of their convictions was rewarded at Liverpool Cathedral on Wednesday afternoon.
Academies are here to stay, and what is needed now is for ministers to demonstrate the courage of their convictions with financial support.
Surely, if this were the case, and all the Cardiff councillors had the courage of their convictions, they would be arguing as a point of high moral principle for Cardiff Metropolitan to be merged with Cardiff University.
Perhaps they haven't got the courage of their convictions. Perhaps they have no courage whatsoever.
Some of his party [Plaid Cymru] had the courage of their convictions to state that they were republicans and would not attend.
If they had had the courage of their convictions, the proposal would have been defeated.
IN response to the article Web Ron Is Not Me (News, 16.04.09), I believe that if people wish to air their opinions they should have the courage of their convictions and use their own names.
Program managers must have the courage of their convictions and be willing to take prudent risks and be accountable for their actions.