build up couragephrasal verb

  • ja勇気を振り絞る
  • ento force yourself to be brave enough to do something, like talking to someone you like

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Well, 'The Peanuts Movie' is about Charlie Brown, and he's trying to become a winner.
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And a new girl moves in, the little red-haired girl.
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And he realizes he has a crush on her.
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So he tries to build up the courage to actually talk to her and most of the movie's about that.
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Chandler, nobody likes breaking up with someone.
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- You just gotta do it. - No, I know.
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But it's just so hard, you know?
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I mean, you're sitting there with her.
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She has no idea what's happening.
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And then you finally get up the courage to do it.
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And there's that horrible awkward moment when you've handed her the note...
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I did.
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I hung out with the crudité table all night, trying to work up the courage to talk to you
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because I knew you'd be back.
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I kept going back to the crudité table, trying to get you to notice me.
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I noticed you the moment you walked in the door.
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In the pivotal scene when Ally is deciding whether to join Jack onstage to sing 'Shallow,'
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the camera stays with her as she summons up the courage.