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Is there any difference between using "get up courage" and "muster up the courage"? Examples: I could barely get up courage to talk to him. I could barely muster up the courage to talk to her.
Jun 8, 2013 2:21 AM
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They mean the same thing, although (1) you're missing an article - it should be "get up *the* courage", and (2) "mustering up the courage to do X" is more elegant and formal than "getting up the courage to do X."
June 8, 2013
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