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put on a brave face/front

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput on a brave face/frontput on a brave face/frontPRETENDto pretend that you are happy when you are really very upset brave
Examples from the Corpus
put on a brave face/frontHe was shattered, though he put on a brave face.I suppose parents have to put on a brave face.Leaving the court the families all tried to put on a brave face.Newspaper staff put on a brave face.No one said a word all of us were consciously putting on a brave face.Whether in denial or putting on a brave face, the delegates professed to be unperturbed by those numbers.Meanwhile, Llandundo put on a brave face yesterday and struggled to get back to normal after last week's devastating floods.
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