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Gringal

Jun 25, 2013, 11:58 AM

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The meaning of meanings: "Man up"?

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On a closed thread, a poster suggested that the phrase "man up" meant to get ready for a physical confrontation........so I scurried off to the dictionary of slang and learned that this was only one of the meanings.
When I used the phrase, it was the meaning cited as:
"to take care of one's responsibilities."

In my case, being a woman of small size, I would never be foolish enough to suggest the first meaning.

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cbviajero

Jun 25, 2013, 12:35 PM

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Re: [Gringal] The meaning of meanings: "Man up"?

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When I used the phrase, it was the meaning cited as:
"to take care of one's responsibilities."

That's the way I understood it.


johanson


Jun 25, 2013, 12:39 PM

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I only knew/know the one meaning, much the same as yours Gringal. Admit that you are responsible and take care of your responsibilities.


sparks


Jun 25, 2013, 4:32 PM

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Until the person talking to you includes ..... "lets see if you are as smart @ss in person as you are on this board". Context tells the story ;)

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Sunnyvmx


Jun 26, 2013, 3:53 AM

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As I was recovering from my first of two surgeries to survive a burst appendix, one of my many medicines came in a plastic envelope and was an opaque white gelatinous substance. I asked a friend to translate the spanish instructions for me and he said "Get a spoon and man up, Sunny." This was the first time I had heard the expression, but I had no doubt about the meaning. I'm afraid this woman wasn't man enough and I chose to suffer with the dry heaves.
 
 
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