have\ the\ courage\ of\ one's\ convictions


have\ the\ courage\ of\ one's\ convictions
v. phr.
To be brave enough to act according to your beliefs.

Steve showed that he had the courage of his convictions by refusing to help another student cheat in the exam.

Owen knew that Pete had started the fight, but he was afraid to say so; he did not have the courage of his convictions.


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

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  • have the courage of one's convictions — {v. phr.} To be brave enough to act according to your beliefs. * /Steve showed that he had the courage of his convictions by refusing to help another student cheat in the exam./ * /Owen knew that Pete had started the fight, but he was afraid to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have the courage of one's convictions — {v. phr.} To be brave enough to act according to your beliefs. * /Steve showed that he had the courage of his convictions by refusing to help another student cheat in the exam./ * /Owen knew that Pete had started the fight, but he was afraid to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have the courage of one's convictions — act on one s beliefs despite danger or disapproval. → courage …   English new terms dictionary

  • have the courage of one's convictions — v. act according to one s beliefs, behave in a way that suits one s beliefs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • have the courage of one's convictions — act on one s beliefs despite danger or disapproval …   Useful english dictionary

  • courage — ► NOUN 1) the ability to do something that frightens one. 2) strength in the face of pain or grief. ● have the courage of one s convictions Cf. ↑have the courage of one s convictions ● take one s courage in both hands Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • courage — /kerr ij, kur /, n. 1. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. 2. Obs. the heart as the source of emotion. 3. have the courage of one s convictions, to act in accordance… …   Universalium

  • courage — noun the ability to do something that frightens one. ↘strength in the face of pain or grief. Phrases have the courage of one s convictions act on one s beliefs despite danger or disapproval. take courage make an effort to do something that… …   English new terms dictionary

  • courage — /ˈkʌrɪdʒ / (say kurij) noun 1. the quality of mind that enables one to encounter difficulties and danger with firmness or without fear; bravery. 2. Obsolete heart; mind; disposition. –phrase 3. have the courage of one s convictions, to act… …   Australian English dictionary


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