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What does Man Up mean?



 
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What does Man Up mean? #1 (permalink) Thu Aug 20, 2009 16:47 pm   What does Man Up mean?
 

Me again folks, this one looks like once when I learned the questions What's up ? now I do know, but what about the man up ? sounds also like an phrasal verbs. I could not find. and if any could clear up, please do it. thanks.
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What does Man Up mean? #2 (permalink) Thu Aug 20, 2009 18:12 pm   What does Man Up mean?
 

Context?

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What does Man Up mean? #3 (permalink) Thu Aug 20, 2009 18:31 pm   What does Man Up mean?
 

To man up means to overcome your fear/diffidence and do something that would usually scare/abash you. To grow some balls is a synonym.
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What does Man Up mean? #4 (permalink) Thu Aug 20, 2009 18:36 pm   What does Man Up mean?
 

To "man up" has more than one meaning. How does one figure without contxt what meaning is required?

to man up (third-person singular simple present mans up, present participle manning up, simple past and past participle manned up)

1. (idiomatic) to "be a man about it"; to do the things a good man is traditionally expected to do, such as: taking responsibility for the consequences of one's actions; displaying bravery or toughness in the face of adversity; providing for one's family, etc.
I was wondering when he would man up and marry that girl he knocked up.
You need to man up and confront your boss about his behavior.
Hey son, man up, ok? There will be time for tears later.


2. (idiomatic) (of military personnel in a unit) to assemble, each person manning (attending to) his station, prepared for departure of an aircraft, ship, etc.

3. (idiomatic) (of personnel, industrial, etc.) to staff adequately; to staff up; to successfully fill all needed labor positions.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/man_up
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What does Man Up mean? #5 (permalink) Thu Aug 20, 2009 19:36 pm   What does Man Up mean?
 

Then you probably should have made this post prior to mine. ;) Thanks again.
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What does Man Up mean? #6 (permalink) Thu Aug 20, 2009 19:51 pm   What does Man Up mean?
 

SkiIucK wrote:
Then you probably should have made this post prior to mine. ;) Thanks again.

I am waging my little crusade against questions without context.
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man up #7 (permalink) Thu Aug 20, 2009 20:22 pm   man up
 

dear friend,
thank you ever so much, that was so clear
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thanks #8 (permalink) Thu Aug 20, 2009 20:23 pm   thanks
 

that was an amazing reply
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thanks #9 (permalink) Thu Aug 20, 2009 20:52 pm   thanks
 

once again thanks
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