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The meaning and origin of the expression: Screw your courage to the sticking place

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Screw your courage to the sticking place

Meaning

Be firm and resolute.

Origin

This line is from Shakespeare's Macbeth, 1605:

Lady Macbeth:
'We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail.'

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