Dutch courage

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Dutch courage (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) The courage or bravado induced by alcohol; pot-valiancy.
  2. (idiomatic) An alcoholic drink, taken to bolster one's courage.

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  • This term may be offensive to Dutch people

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