man up

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Stand up and take the consequences, Get it together and take immediate action, face the music and dance!
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Wellingsford, Listen Here!, Listen Up!, You have estimated for Davey Jones Shipbuilding for a quarter century. We are a highly successful firm and have launched many grand vessels down the ways. What in blazes happened in this instance? You're gonna' suffer severe loss in pay for this fiasco!

Submitted by WerterBuch on August 27, 2015

Additional definitions for 'man up':

man upHis station, prepared for departure of an aircraft, ship, etc.
man upTo "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.
man upTo staff adequately; to staff up; to successfully fill all needed labor positions.
man uprise to the occasion , admit to it , face it...
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