take it like a man
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- (idiomatic) To respond to pain, hardship, adversity, or emotional distress in a collected, aggressive, and typical or stereotypical masculine manner, especially without question, crying, complaining, or becoming emotional
- There was no moping around the house with a depressed disposition when one of my romances turned sour because, as far as my love life went, father expected me to take it like a man.