take (something) like a man

take (something) like a man

To suffer, endure, or accept something in a stoic, unemotional manner. I'm sorry for being blunt, but if you can't take criticism like a man, then I suggest you find work in a different industry. You broke the rules, and now you've got to take your punishment like a man.
See also: like, man, take
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

take it like a man

[for a male] to suffer misfortune stoically. (Compare this with take it.) She said some really cutting things to him, but he took it like a man. I knew he could take it like a man.
See also: like, man, take
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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