get the spunk up (to do something)

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get the spunk up (to do something)

To muster or draw upon one's courage or resolve to do something. I wanted to ask Mary Sue to the prom, but I couldn't get the spunk up. I hope Jonathan finally gets the spunk up to ask his boss for a raise.
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get the spunk up

(to do something) Go to get enough nerve up (to do something).
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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