man enough

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man enough (not comparable)

  1. sufficiently courageous
    • 1854, James Fenimore Cooper, The Prairie: A Tale; in Three Volumes, page 245:
      Are you man enough to look death in the face; or shall I run the risk of the hounds raising an outcry, and go in myself?
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 101:
      But the troll seldom came out in the open air, and the mountain was well closed, so the youngster was not man enough to get inside.
    • 1993, “Strong Enough”, in Tuesday Night Music Club, performed by Sheryl Crow:
      When I'm broken down and I can't stand / Would you be man enough to be my man?

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