get\ up\ the\ nerve

v. phr.
To build up your courage until you are brave enough; become brave enough.

Jack got up the nerve to ask Ruth to dance with him.

The hungry little boy got up nerve to ask for another piece of cake.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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