Man up!

American Slang,English Vocabulary 25 August 2011 | 2 Comments

“I’m so scared of the crabs!” Doug screamed.
“Man up!! They are only a few inches wide!” Paul replied.

Slang of the day: man up

Meaning:  be brave, be strong, rise up to the occasion (usually only said to men)

Usage:  You need to man up and start paying child support. You owe it to your kids!

Dialog:  

At the movie theater

Phil:  Ahhhhhh!!!! This movie is scary.

Sally:  Really? I don’t think it is.

Phil:  Oh my goodness.  I can’t believe he just did that!

Sally:  Really Phil?  Stop covering your eyes and man up!  If not, I’m going to find myself a new date.

Phil:  Actually, I just wanted you to get scared so we could cuddle up together.

Sally:  Oh well in that case…

2 Responses on “Man up!”

  1. Bettina says:

    I’ve never heart that… Maybe, I’m always surrounded by some very brave boys and men? Hahaha…
    As always, it’s pretty nice to know. Thanks for teaching us!

  2. Yvonne says:

    You’re welcome!! 🙂 It’s a fairly new slang phrase. I’ve heard it a lot in the last few years.

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