"man up"

Gordon, Matthew J. GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Sat Dec 2 19:18:41 UTC 2006

My  apologies for misspelling Jonathan's last name. It wasn't a sly comment on his veracity.

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From: American Dialect Society on behalf of Gordon, Matthew J.
Sent: Sat 12/2/2006 1:13 PM
Subject:      Re: "man up"
The "man up" usage mentioned by Jonathan Ligher is apparently part of a productive pattern. I seem to remember a discussion here some years back about "cowboy up." More surprising to me are examples like:

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