get the guts up (to do something)

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get the guts 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 guts up. I hope Jonathan finally gets the guts up to ask his boss for a raise.
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