dutch courage

dutch courage

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.

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