No Matter How You Say It: Courage

by | Apr 19, 2022 | No Matter How You Say It | 0 comments

Word Origin

The origin of Courage is from Old French corage meaning “heart, innermost feelings; temper”.  Can you see how courage springs from the heart?

From Etymology Online Dictionary

Sign Language

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Can you see how courage starts in the heart and fear covers the heart?

Courage Idioms

  • [Don’t] lose your nerve
  • Be adventurous
  • Be as bold as brass
  • Be audacious
  • Be brave/bold/courageous
  • Be daring
  • Be fearless
  • Be intrepid
  • Be made of sterner stuff
  • Be thrown to the wolves
  • Burn your bridges
  • Chin up!
  • Cross the Rubicon
  • Discretion is the better part of valour
  • Face [up to] your fears
  • Face the music
  • Fortune favours the brave
  • Go out on a limb
  • Have a lion’s heart
  • Have nerves of steel
  • Have the courage of your convictions
  • Have the guts to do something
  • It’s now or never!
  • Jump into the fray
  • Pluck up the courage
  • Put on a brave face
  • Put your money where your mouth is
  • Rise to the occasion
  • Screw your courage to the sticking place.
  • Stand your ground
  • Stare down the barrel of a gun
  • Stick to your guns
  • Take heart
  • Take the bull by the horns
  • Walk the plank
  • Who dares wins



                                          In Other Languages

                                          Spanish – coraje

                                          French – courage

                                          German – Mut

                                          Italian – coraggio

                                          Swedish – mod

                                          Basque – ausardia

                                          Portugese – coragem

                                          Ukranian – Сміливість  (sounds like Smilyvistʹ)

                                          Hawaiian – Ka wiwo ole


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