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man up

man up

Date: Apr 28 2011

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I am probably going to faint in the delivery room! I need to man up!”

- Nick Cannon, talking about the birth of his first child with the singer Mariah Carey. (OK! Magazine)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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be strong, do what is expected of you

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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The singer Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon are expecting their twins to arrive at any moment. And like any first-time dad-to-be, Nick is excited, joyful, and completely terrified.

Nick is afraid he’s going to be so nervous while Mariah is in labor, he might pass out. That’s why he says he has to man up, or act like a man and be brave.

Being a dad means you have to man up in a lot of ways. The delivery room is just where it starts. You also have to man up at home and help take care of the baby. You have to man up by supporting your family. You even have to man up and change the baby’s diapers. That really takes some toughness!

You don’t have to be a man to man up. Women can man up as well.

When was the last time you had to man up and do something that took courage?

Examples

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“It’s time to man up and tell your girlfriend the truth.”

“Rudy is afraid to ask Jennifer out, even though they’ve been flirting for weeks. He should man up!”

“Why don’t you just man up and ask your boss for a raise?”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

DreAmeR Man up: To be strong like a man in order to fulfil one's responsibility.
by DreAmeR
Ali Imran It means to get some courage, be tough and face the difficulty boldly.
by Ali Imran
angie.liu be tough / be strong
by angie.liu
sofree mentally be strong, be tough, take the challenge.
by sofree
Seref I guess it's like I need to PULL MYSELF TOGETHER. Like, calm down and behave normally.
by Seref
to be tough; to be strong
by Bitten by an Arab bug
To set aside fear, focus on something
by Criz search
kiri10 be strong
by kiri10
David.Han do things like a man
by David.Han
sj1 to fulfill your responsibilites as a man, despite your insecurities and constant ability to place yourself in embarrasing and un-manly scenarios.
by sj1

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Lyn94

Malaysia

yeah..be brave

04:35 AM Mar 05 2012 |

yufeiyufei

China

to be  brave like a man


 

12:12 PM Jun 11 2011 |

sassie

sassie

Philippines

be brave and don't hold back in any kind of situation =)

01:33 PM May 06 2011 |

fsm1

Netherlands

to face the situation bravely


 


 

02:54 PM May 04 2011 |

Zaccarias

Zaccarias

Brazil

When you are a father or a mother, you will probably man up. I mean, everytime you assume your responsibilities, you man up.
May God bless you all.

11:20 PM Apr 28 2011 |

Stitch

Stitch

Taiwan

this is a funny idiom.

09:47 PM Apr 28 2011 |

weah44

weah44

Sudan

you can  man up  in  some   cases  , but not  in  all  cases  

coz  to  man up  is  to be  tough , in  some  ceases your  heart gos  against  that  

so  you  have  to oppose ur  heart to  man  up   

09:41 PM Apr 28 2011 |

Anna91

Anna91

Poland

everyone needs to man up when facing problems

07:39 PM Apr 28 2011 |

Enanre

Brazil

It is necessary to be a man up to dominate the English language.

05:24 PM Apr 28 2011 |

Futuristic

Futuristic

Philippines

In every aspect of our lives we have to be man up  so that we'll be able to cope up the problems and obstacles that we encounter. To be man up we should have to be strong, brave and tough and avoiding of fear in our mind and heart. :)

04:45 PM Apr 28 2011 |

harshadubai@hotmail.com

United Arab Emirates

society can man up too to fight against crime

02:15 PM Apr 28 2011 |

Enanre

Brazil

The verb MAN UP, I suppose, can be modified to MAN DOWN.  So, there should be WOMAN UP and WOMAN DOWN.  Probably, a woman in order to have her baby, should say: now, I need to be a WOMAN UP.

11:24 AM Apr 28 2011 |

qiuyin39

qiuyin39

China

Maybe you are right,the man need courage to protecting they are family

10:51 AM Apr 28 2011 |

xgdan

China

I need to man up on my work from now on.

10:19 AM Apr 28 2011 |

pharaoes

pharaoes

Egypt

its mean to be a reliable man

08:00 AM Apr 28 2011 |

Dr.moni

Dr.moni

Saudi Arabia

it’s mean to be responsible to your life

06:23 AM Apr 28 2011 |

ekieen

ekieen

Malaysia

It means try to be brave enough. 

 

 http://englishday2day.com/

03:14 AM Apr 28 2011 |

Talia Do

Talia Do

Viet Nam

It's to increase the manly elements of one's activities and one's life in general.

02:59 AM Apr 28 2011 |

qiuyin39

qiuyin39

China

it give me a good lesson, i need man up too. I only 18

02:14 AM Apr 28 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

It’s mean to be strong and have to courage.

02:03 AM Apr 28 2011 |

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