What does 'Put on a brave face' mean?
If you put on a brave face, or put a brave face on something, you behave confidently or cheerfully even though things are difficult.
('Brave front' is also used.)
- Category: Body and bodily functions
- Contributed By: tetyanaroi
Idioms similar to 'Put on a brave face'
- In the face of
- Face value
- On the face of it
- In your face
- Fly in the face of
- About face
- Keep a straight face
- Long face
- Straight face
- Lose face
- Smack in the face
- Written all over your face
- Save face
- Plain as the nose on your face
- Face only a mother could love
- Cut off your nose to spite your face
- Wipe the smile of someone's face
- Can't see your hand in front of your face
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