bravery induced by drinking alcohol
The phrase Dutch courage stems from a long-standing British belief that the Dutch are extraordinarily heavy drinkers.
Related Idioms :
have the courage of your convictions
act on your beliefs despite danger or disapproval
1998 - Times - The knives were out for us and we had to have the courage of our convictions.
take your courage in both hands
nerve yourself to do something that frightens you.
dutch courage :
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