take your courage in both hands

take your courage in both hands

nerve yourself to do something that frightens you.
See also: both, courage, hand, take

take your ˌcourage in both ˈhands

decide to do something very brave: I saw him screaming for help far out from the shore, so I took my courage in both hands and swam out to save him.
See also: both, courage, hand, take